BTN – Protecting Desert Animals

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4685670.htm

Summery 

Facts 

Questions

Insight

This video was mainly about how scientists are using chicken wire to protect native Australian animals from foxes and cats.

When the first fleet arrived in 1788 in Australia, they bought feral animals.

It’s estimated that every night feral animals eat tens of millions of native Australian animals.

Did you know around 20 native Australian species of animal are said to be extinct because of feral cats? That’s a lot of animals.

Are there any other methods scientists could use in deserts that they have used elsewhere?

Are plants effected by the feral animals since in the video they did not talk about plants much.

My insight is that they have tried other methods to help the desert animals although they did not work very well.

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