Map and monitor with FeralCatScan

Stakeholders should be clear about what will be monitored during their program.

While  the preceding steps cover what type of monitoring is to be done,  there should also be discussion about exactly what information must be collected, and why. Some issues to consider before monitoring  begins include:

  • Who is the information for and how will they use it?
  • Who will gather the information?
  • Who will analyse the information?
  • What type of strategy will be put in place to ensure collected data  are promptly fed back (eg to landholders or agencies) in an appropriate and useful form?

FeralCatScan is a free monitoring and mapping resource for the community.

Use FeralCatScan:

  • Record sightings, feral cat evidence, impacts (such as dead
    native wildlife) and control activities.
  • Develop a detailed local map of the feral cat problem.
  • Keep local authorities informed about current problems.
  • Create a local community action group document feral cat
    problems, and plan local control activities.

Please be aware that FeralCatScan is intended for recording ‘feral cats’ to reduce their impacts on native wildlife. Matters regarding domestic or stray cats in urban areas should be directed to your local government authority, unless otherwise directed. Information you record within FeralCatScan may also be shared with local government to help to establish sustainable long-term and humane solutions to feral cat management.

You can access FeralCatScan via the website – or download the ‘FeralScan’ App and follow the feral cat prompts

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How to record:
  1. Register your Name, or simply record data using your email address.
  2. Record where you have seen feral cats, evidence, damage, and control actions.
  3. Submit your record, and view it on the website.
  4. View other sightings in your local area.

Feature image by Andrew Cooke