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    Details of this species in Nelson
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Reported
    Source: TDC, 2001
    Arrival Date:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Feral cats (Felis catus are widespread in the Tasman-Nelson area. TDC (2001) observe that feral cats are a threat to the biodiversity values of the Tasman-Nelson region as they carry bovine Tb and can spread disease to sheep (toxoplasmosis), resulting in the abortion of lambs.
    Management Notes for this Location:
    Feral cats (Felis catus) are designated as 'Regional surveillance pest' by the the Tasman-Nelson Regional Pest Management Strategy. The strategy has its effect over the combined area that lies within the administrative boundaries of the Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council. The objective of the strategy is to promote the control of feral cats and improve the public understanding of their impact.
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    Last Modified: 16/11/2005 2:10:07 p.m.

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