Invasive predators are eating the world’s animals to extinction – and the worst is close to home
Invasive species are a threat to wildlife across the globe – and invasive, predatory mammals are particularly damaging.
Research, recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that these predators – cats, rats and foxes, but also house mice, possums and many others – have contributed to around 60% of bird, mammal and reptile extinctions. The worst offenders are feral cats, contributing to over 60 extinctions.
So how can we stop these mammals eating away at our threatened wildlife? Read full article >>