Impact of feral animals


Feral animals cause huge economic losses to farmers across the world. In Australia, feral animals such as foxes and cats have driven many native species to extinction.

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How feral animals affects farmers

Australia's native plants and animals adapted to life on an isolated continent over millions of years. Since European settlement, they have had to compete with a range of introduced animals for habitat, food, and shelter. Some have also had to face new predators. These new pressures have also caused a major impact on our country's soil and waterways and on its native plants and animals.

In Australia, feral animals typically have few natural predators or fatal diseases and some have high reproductive rates. As a result, their populations have not naturally diminished and they can multiply rapidly if conditions are favorable.

Feral animals impact on native species by predation, competition for food and shelter, destroying habitat, and by spreading diseases.

Ecological impact of feral animals on native species

Feral animals may have a great impact on an ecosystem. They impact on the native species by predation, competition for resources such as water and food, and the destruction of habitat. A feral animal such as rabbits degrades vegetation which is a source of food and shelter for other native animals. Feral cats predate on birds and kill native mammals and other reptiles and insects thus threatening the existence and survival of the endangered species.

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