Reintroduce top predators to suppress and reduce the impacts of smaller non-native predator and prey species
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Small and medium-sized non-native predators can have severe detrimental impacts on native fauna, including mammals (e.g. Doherty et al. 2017). Some evidence suggests that their numbers can be reduced, to the benefit of native fauna, if top predator conservation is promoted, such as through reintroductions (e.g. Nimmo et al. 2015).
Nimmo D.G., Watson S.J., Forsyth D.M. & Bradshaw C.J.A. (2015) Dingoes can help conserve wildlife and our methods can tell. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52, 281–285.
Doherty T.S., Dickman C.R., Johnson C.N., Legge S.M., Ritchie E.G. & Woinarski J.C.Z. (2017) Impacts and management of feral cats Felis catus in Australia. Mammal Review, 47, 83–97.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
Terrestrial Mammal Conservation - Published 2020
Terrestrial Mammal Conservation