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Australia must control its killer cat problem. A major new report explains how, but doesn’t go far enough

Cats kill a staggering 1.7 billion native animals each year, and threaten at least 120 species with extinction. Five experts analyse a parliamentary report on the problem.
Buffel grass surrounding Hakea divaricata, a bushfood and medicine tree. Ellen Ryan-Colton

The buffel kerfuffle: how one species quietly destroys native wildlife and cultural sites in arid Australia

Buffel grass causes just as much damage to native wildlife as feral cats. But with the right control measures, biodiversity can bounce back.
A brush-tailed rabbit-rat, one of the small mammals disappearing in northern Australia. Cara Penton

The mystery of the Top End’s vanishing wildlife, and the unexpected culprits

Small mammals in northern Australia have been rapidly vanishing for the last 30 years, and scientists weren't sure why. Now, a major new study found feral livestock are largely to blame.
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One cat, one year, 110 native animals: lock up your pet, it’s a killing machine

Roaming pet cats kill 390 million animals per year in Australia. Most of the animals are native to Australia.
Building one of these watering pods can help thirsty wildlife, but it must be checked for safety and hygiene, and refilled regularly. Arid Recovery

How you can help – not harm – wild animals recovering from bushfires

We all want to help native animals recover after bushfires, but giving a koala a drink from your water bottle can cause more harm than good. Here are some helpful things you can do.

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