Australia has built against cats
• In Australia, built against cats
In the minds of the average person seals - this nyashnye pussies who give love and affection. Meanwhile, the Green continent for many years is a harsh war of man with feral cats. They are there 20 million, and they are a real threat to local wildlife. That is why Australia had to build a giant "protivokotovy" fence, through which the current flows.
In Australia terrible cat no beast: the complete absence of natural enemies of a few hundred cats a year consumes 100 thousand rabbits, birds and local animals. According to ecologists, every day feral cats kill more than 3 million birds, reptiles and mammals. Every minute because they killed more than 2 thousand small animals.
Australian wild cats - the descendants of the first settlers of pets
Australia have lost due to the cats 29 rare species of animals and 40 species are on the brink of extinction. In 2015, local authorities decided to destroy two million cats, but this attempt did not produce visible results. Alas, in Australia there is no effective strategy to combat the cats.
Cats have adapted to the hot desert conditions: they do not need water - enough water that they receive from the carcasses of their prey So far, the only way to protect the fauna from cats environmentalists called fencing. This trellis structure a height of 3 meters, which is under tension and stretched for 44 kilometers, the surrounding National Park Newhaven.
This fence protects the area not only on cats, but also on the continent by Europeans imported foxes and rabbits. It is planned to create an area free of predators, about 9400 hectares.
fencing engaged Australian Organization for the Protection of Animals Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), and this is only the first step: all in Australia are planning to build 11 large fenced preserves.
This is not the first experience of Australian environmental organizations: in 1880 here the construction of a huge chain-link fence was started, which protected the sheep pastures of wild dogs Dingo. Today length Dog fence or fence Dingo is over 5600 kilometers.