2 Jun 2018

Atticus Fleming - Cat-proof fence

From Saturday Morning, 11:40 am on 2 June 2018

Australia has completed the world's largest cat-proof fence to protect its endangered marsupials from feral cats. The 44km fence surrounds Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, a former cattle station that has been bought by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) and which is home to endangered species such as the bilby, the burrowing bettong and the rufous hare-wallaby, or mala. Feral cats kill an estimated one million native birds every night and have caused the extinction of 20 native species. Atticus Fleming is the AWC chief executive.