Action: Use ‘cat curfews’ to reduce predation
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- We found no evidence for the effects of ‘cat curfews’ on bird populations.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
‘Cat curfews’ have been started in some cities in Australia, which are aimed at keeping domestic cats Felis catus inside for either the entire day, or during the night, when they do the majority of their hunting.