Removing predators doesn’t guarantee bird safety

11 May 2018
Willy wagtails at Dryandra
Willy wagtails at Dryandra

Removing introduced predators might not provide greater protection of nesting birds in Australia’s temperate forests and woodlands, according to a new University of Queensland study.

UQ School of Biological Sciences researcher Graham Fulton’s review of 300 scientific papers on nest predation has found that getting rid of medium-sized predators might actually increase attacks from smaller predators.

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