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Cat Monitoring and Awareness Round 2

— by Caragh

Land for Wildlife is still looking for volunteer cat owners for the Domestic Cat Monitoring and Awareness program in Alice Springs. We have a couple of remaining spaces for urban cats and are also looking for domestic cat owners in the rural areas of Ilparpa, White Gums, Connellan and Ross (plenty of spaces available). Please get in touch if you live in any of these areas, own a cat and are interested in taking part in the program to see where cats wander and what they see.

Land for Wildlife is conducting trials this week with the GPS-trackers and video surveillance camera. The first cat to trial the camera is six-year-old TeeGee. TeeGee was adopted by his owners’ pet duck and has since become a part of the family. You can see the fun pair on YouTube: Scarfy and Friend. TeeGee has been sporting the camera this week and we are looking forward to seeing his adventures.

We will be looking at running another round of monitoring in February so please let us know if you can be involved (lfw@lowecol.com.au).

This project is supported by Territory Natural Resource Management, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

TeeGee wearing a GPS-tracker and video surveillance camera to enable the owners to identify his movements when he is away from home (Image A. and S. Hope).
TeeGee wearing a GPS-tracker and video surveillance camera to enable the owners to identify his movements when he is away from home (Image S. Barnes).