REDUCING THE IMPACTS OF FERAL ANIMALS
Feral animals such as cats, pigs, buﬀalos, camels and cane toads have a devastating eﬀect on native plant and animal species. They can compete for food and shelter, destroy habitat and spread disease. They create costly problems for many agricultural businesses and private properties. Feral animals can degrade the environment, damage cultural sites and adversely impact on traditional harvest and livelihoods. TNRM supports the coordinated and strategic management of feral animals.
MANAGING PREDATION PRESSURE AT NEWHAVEN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The Newhaven Predator Control project was developed to conduct strategic cat control to reduce the predation pressure on the threatened Great Desert Skink (Liopholis kintorei). The project also further developed the trapping and hunting skills of Indigenous and non-Indigenous land management practitioners.
THAMARRURR RANGERS FERAL PIG MANAGAEMENT
Feral pigs have caused a significant amount of damage on the western floodplains of the Daly River/Port Keats Aboriginal Land Trust. In 2015 The Thamarrurr Rangers obtained funding through TNRM to continue their aerial feral pig control efforts on the Thamarrurr Indigenous Protected Area. As well and managing the threats caused by pigs on the biodiversity of the region, the project supports capacity building of rangers' skills.
MANAGING CATS ON THE PELLEW ISLANDS
The drastic declines in small mammal populations across northern Australia have been reflected on the Pellew Islands, situated in the south-west of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Cats were introduced to the islands in the 1990s. A collaborative project to eradicate cats from West Island was initiated between li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Rangers, the Parks and Wildlife division of the Northern Territory Government and Desert Wildlife Services. Since 2010, this project has primarily been funded by TNRM.