Being a ratepayer, resident and amateur environmentalist, I thought I might take time to air some concern and maybe create some interest in the plight of native wildlife in our national parks and humanised areas.
Noticing decreasing numbers of birds, reptiles and small marsupials in my local area (bordering the Wallingat region) and an increase in feral cat numbers, I began a cat eradication program with much success.
It appears that their trend in cat numbers and decrease in native fauna is prevalent in other areas of the Mid North Coast and ultimately right across our sunburnt country.
Approaching our National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) administration, I have been advised to hire traps, cach the perpetrators of evil, have them desexed and set free, and been informed that there is no plan for extermination.
This feral cat problem is a local and national concern, as most would or should understand, and some planned strategy from those with major resources - NPWS - should be undertaken.
These cats are easily trapped and native numbers can also be ascertained and monitored.