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    Details of this species in Saint Helena
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Established
    Source: Varnham 2006
    Arrival Date: 16th century
    Introduction:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    A feral cat population became established on St Helena during the 16th century. Cats are now widespread on St Helena, especially around settlements. They may have been deliberately intoduced by the Portugese to control rats.
    Management Notes for this Location:
    Some trapping around settlements has been carried out by the Public Health Department since 1989. It is believed they have declined in numbers since trapping began.
    Location Notes:
    Last Modified: 24/07/2006 3:28:44 p.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland