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Study Provides 1st Direct Evidence of Feral Cats in Hawaii Killing Endangered Hawaiian Petrel


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Hawaiian-Petrel_Kauai-Endangered-Seabird-Recovery-Project_TN.jpgA new study by federal and university scientists has provided the first direct videographic evidence of depredation of the endangered Hawaiian Petrel by feral cats. The study affirms large amounts of earlier anecdotal evidence that feral cats are an important factor in population declines of the species and provides important additional information on the behavior of cats at petrel burrows.

 

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