Friday, December 01, 2006

feral cats in hawaii

Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS)
Meeting Notes
November 1, 2006
(downloadable pdf file)
Hawaii Department of Agriculture Plant Quarantine Branch
Honolulu, HI

[Excerpt]
Updates – continued:

DLNR-DOFAW (Mindy Wilkinson, DOFAW Invasive Species Coordinator)
[Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources - Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife]
[Excerpt]

• "There will be a new feral cat bill in the Leg this year. The impact of feral cats on seabirds is tremendous, and there are no consistent methods to deal with them."

{End of excerpt]

See also: Invasive species committees & councils of Hawaii at
Hawaii Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR)

What they do:

"CGAPS The Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS) is a multi-agency partnership to coordinate more effective protection for Hawai'i's economy, environment, health, and way of life from harmful alien pests."
"HEAR The mission of the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) is to provide technology, methods, and information to decision-makers, resource managers, and the general public to help support effective science-based management of harmful non-native species in Hawai'i and the Pacific."


Two relevant publications issued in 2006 regarding feral cats in Hawaii previously posted on Feral Cats in the News ~ the Feral Cat Blog!:

* "Impacts of Feral and Free-ranging Cats on Bird Species of Conservation Concern: A Five State Review of New York, New Jersey, Florida, California, Hawaii"
May 2006
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) / Cats Indoors!
funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
downloadable pdf file:
http://www.abcbirds.org/cats/NFWF.pdf

* "Feral Cats: Too Long a Threat to Hawaiian Wildlife"
Feral Cat “Factsheet” (my quotes!), US Geological Survey (USGS)
downloadable pdf file:
http://biology.usgs.gov/pierc/Fact%20Sheets/%20Feral_Cats_7_low-res.pdf

Selected Hawaii-related previous 2006 posts on Feral Cats in the News ~ the Feral Cat Blog!