來源： Manco, 2003 in Varnham, 2006
Felis catus were introduced to some islands by builders and other workers (Iverson, 1978 in Varnham, 2006), they are known to be present on all islands (Manco, 2003 in Varnham, 2006). A list of islands inhabited by this species is given in Iverson, (1978) in Varnham, 2006, but this may be out of date (published in 1978). People on some islands still release live-trapped feral cats onto uninhabited islands (Gerber, 1995 in Varnham, 2006).
1995 report recommends preventing the introduction of feral animals to more islands, removing them from uninhabited islands, controlling feral animals and restricting the movement of livestock on inhabited islands, and educating the public on the destruction caused by non-natives (Gerber, 1995 in Varnham, 2006). Eradication projects have been planned, dependent on finding suitable islands (Mitchell et al., 2002 in Varnham, 2006).
威脅瀕危物種: Felis catus predates on the native 'Critically Endangered (CR)' Turks & Caicos rock iguana (see Cyclura carinata in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) (Mitchell et al., 2002 in Varnham, 2006).
降低本地生物多樣性: Felis catus contributed to extirpation of iguanas from Pine Cay and others, and also known to predate other native reptile and bird species (Iverson, 1978 in Varnham, 2006; Gerber, 1995 in Varnham, 2006).
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