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    Details of this species in Ascension Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Reported
    Source: George and White, 2003 in Varnham, 2006
    Arrival Date: 1815
    Introduction:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Felis catus was introduced in 1815 (George and White, 2003 in Varnham, 2006).
    Management Notes for this Location:
    An eradication project began in 2001, funded by FCO, managed by RSPB and carried out by WMIL (George and White, 2003 in Varnham, 2006). Project is still ongoing (as of Nov 2003).
    Location Notes:
    Impacts:
    Threat to endangered species: Feral cats are held responsible for the systematic predation of turtle hatchings (George and White, 2003 in Varnham, 2006). They are also implicated in decline of many ground nesting seabird species which are now restricted to cat-free offshore stacks and islets (George and White, 2003 in Varnham, 2006).
    Last Modified: 17/06/2008 9:52:03 a.m.


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