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Feral cat and fox control at Karakamia
Foxes and cats are common in the region and have a devastating effect on wildlife. They have been a primary cause of local extinction for most small-medium sized mammals including in many national parks.
However, Karakamia is one of only two fox and cat-free areas of greater than 250 hectares on the Western Australian mainland. It is therefore a vital refuge for many threatened mammals.
AWC’s feral predator control activities at Karakamia include:
- Ongoing monitoring to prevent any incursions into the fenced area.
- Maintenance of the conservation fence.
- Swiftly removing any foxes or cats which breach the fenced area (eg, if a tree limb falls on the fence). This is achieved through shooting or baiting.