Fri, 02 June|
Hillwood Memorial Hall
Feral Cats on Farms
This On Farm Forum will equip you with the skills and knowledge to legally and humanely manage feral cats confidently on your property.
Time & Location
02 June 2023, 9:15 am – 3:15 pm
Hillwood Memorial Hall, Hillwood Hall, 280 Hillwood Jetty Rd, Hillwood TAS 7252, Australia
About the event
Tamar NRM is delighted to partner with The National Feral Cat and Fox Management Coordinator and Tasmanian Landcare to offer this free information, training and planning session on how to manage feral cats in Tasmania.
The forum is aimed at Landcare, community groups and farmers in the Tamar Valley region who want to gain a greater understanding of what is involved in managing feral cats either on their own property, or on land they manage.
- Impacts of feral cats in Tasmania
- What tools are legally available for effective management
- Strategic planning and monitoring
- Agricultural impacts (toxoplasmosis and sarcosporidiosis)
- Landcare case studies
- Practical demonstrations and hands on training on effective cage trapping and motion camera setting up techniques
- Gill Basnett, National Feral Cat and Fox Coordinator - Impacts on wildlife, legislation and planning
- Cynthia Schaap, Landcare Tas, Project Officer, Landcare Tasmania – The role of Landcare Tas and feral cat management
- John Bowden, Consultant - Cat trapping techniques and tools
- Peter Voller, President of the West Tamar Landcare – West Tamar Landcare project case study
- Simon Pahor, Effective Conservation Outcomes - Use of firearms – techniques, licenses, permits etc
- Dr Stephen Pefanis & Helen Hawkins, Veterinary Pathologists, NRE- Agriculture impacts (toxoplasmosis and sarcosporidiosis)
- Dr Helen Morgan - Conservation Programs Ecologist - Tasmanian Land Conservancy – Eastern Barred Bandicoot Recovery Project including use of scientific monitoring tools (motion sensor cameras) and the value of citizen science programs
Catering: Morning tea and lunch provided