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    Details of this species in Anguilla
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Established
    Source: Varnham 2006
    Arrival Date:
    Introduction:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Feral cats on Anguilla were established from domestic stock.
    Management Notes for this Location:
    The Anguillian Racer Conservation Project report (1998) recommends initiating a cat control programme in association with a public education program about the problems caused by feral cats. The 1997 Report on Conservation of Lesser Antillean Iguanas recommends that residents should be encouraged to have pet cats neutered and that a trapping program should be set up to remove feral cats in areas where iguanas occur.
    Location Notes:
    Impacts:
    Threat to endangered species: Lesser Antillean iguanas (see Iguana delicatissima in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) are impacted by a range of introduced predators. Feral and house cats are believed to be significant predators of juvenile iguanas on Anguilla (Breuil and Day 1996).
    Last Modified: 24/07/2006 3:28:40 p.m.


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