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    Details of this species in Anguilla
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Reported
    Source: Perez and Bensusan, undated in Varnham, 2006
    Arrival Date: Probably 16th or 17th century
    Introduction:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    The feral cat population has established from domestic stock (Dobson, 2002 in Varnham, 2006). All 3 islands have large populations of feral cats present in all habitat types (Perez and Bensusan, undated in Varnham, 2006).
    Management Notes for this Location:
    The Anguillian Racer Conservation Project report (1998) recommends initiating a cat control programme in association with public education about the problems of feral cats (Dobson, 2002 in Varnham, 2006). Please see 'Endangered (EN)' Anguillian racer snake (Alsophis rijersmai in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species).
    The 1997 Report on Conservation of Lesser Antillean iguanas recommends that residents should be encouraged to have pet cats spayed or neutered and that a trapping program is set up to remove feral cats from areas where iguanas occur (Cronk, 1986 in Varnham, 2006). Please see 'Vulnerable (VU)' lesser Antillean iguana (Iguana delicatissima in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species).
    Location Notes:
    Last Modified: 17/06/2008 9:52:03 a.m.


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