Leah Feuerherdt

Leah Feuerherdt


Better support for indigenous land managers to control feral cats and foxes – supporting feral cat and fox consultations

We are currently undertaking conversations, and an online survey, with Indigenous land managers in southern Australia about feral cats and foxes on behalf of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) who want to understand how they can better support Indigenous land managers to control feral cats and foxes.

This project will help to inform the development of new Threat Abatement Plans for predation by the feral cat and predation by the European red fox. These plans are being written by Sarah Legge and John Woinarski. You can view the 2015 feral cat TAP here, and the 2008 fox TAP here. We want to engage with groups that are actively controlling feral cats or foxes, and also groups that aren’t currently controlling feral cats or foxes but would like to.

If you work anywhere south of approximately the Tropic of Capricorn, including offshore islands, we would love to hear from you. There are three ways you can be involved up until the end of August 2022:

  1. through an online meeting where Conservation Management staff will guide the conversation
  2. through a face-to-face meeting where Conservation Management staff will come and have a chat with your ranger team / community
  3. through an online survey. You can access the survey here.

We recognise the critical role that Indigenous Land Managers fulfill to care for a large area of Country within Australia, and we want to understand how we can help you manage feral cats and foxes on your Country.

If you are interested in an online or a face-to-face chat, please contact Leah on [email protected] or at 0409 118 795, and we can arrange a time or feel free to complete the survey linked above.

Tropic of Capricorn Map: Australian Surf Tours

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