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    Details of this species in North West Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Eradicated
    Source: Domm and Messersmith 1990; Dickman 1996
    Arrival Date:
    Introduction:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Management Notes for this Location:
    The removal of feral cats (Felis catus) on North West Island, Qeensland, resulted in a population increases in the Banded rail (Rallus philippensis) and the silvereye (see Zosterops lateralis in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) (Domm and Messersmith 1990, in Dickman 1996). Removal of cats was from a small area via the use of cat-proof enclosures (Dickman 1996).
    Location Notes:
    North West Island (23 42'S, 151 17'E) i s a densely vegetated sand cay located 30 nautical miles northeast from Cape Capricorn in central Queensland. At 105 ha this is the largest island in the Capricornia Section Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the most important nesting site for the wedge-tailed shearwater (see Puffinus pacificus in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) on the Barrier Reef.
    Last Modified: 24/07/2006 3:28:43 p.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland