Do you know what your cat gets up to while you are away or asleep??
We aim to track local cats to see where they are travelling to, and how far they get without our knowledge. The results from this investigation will help to inform future management decisions and to raise awareness of the impacts of cats on native wildlife.
New Zealand native ecosystems are under attack by many predators including cats. For those who live close to areas like this including the national park, coastal dunes, native reserves, and wetlands, it is likely that their cats are prowling these areas for food.
Wild for Taranaki is undertaking this project in partnership with the MAIN Trust, and New Plymouth Vet Group, working with local Taranaki Schools – Highlands Intermediate, Central School, and Makahu School. We are proud to be recipients of funding from Curious Minds for this project. Curious minds is a government initiative to support and encourage science and technology throughout New Zealand. It provides funding for projects that work with communities, businesses and education.