Wildcare Inc. NT Protecting Wildlife
Wildcare NT Inc.

Sulphur-crested cockatoo

Protect Wildlife

  • Remove cane toads. The eggs, tadpoles, and toads are all highly poisonous
  • Keep the yard and garden clean. Don't leave open containers that birds, reptiles and other wildlife might get caught in
  • Check the pool daily as wet birds are unable to fly out and even frogs can get caught on slippery sides
  • Put in steps or shadecloth to help
  • Indian mynas and sparrows are a pest - if you see any report them to Parks and Wildlife
  • Use natural pest controls to prevent killing off insect eggs and caterpillars that may be food for wildlife. If using poisons to kill weeds, make sure they are not seeding
  • Remove weeds and plants that could invade local bushland and compete with native vegetation
  • Remove fruit from introduced plants


  • Keep cats and dogs inside, especially at night
  • Build a cat run or a cat proof fence to keep your cat in the yard and keep dogs in an enclosed yard
  • Provide sufficient food and shelter
  • Identify your cat with a collar and put three large bells on the collar to warn wildlife
  • Desex your cat
  • Never feed a stray cat unless you intend to care for it as a pet
  • Build a cat proof area for wildlife
  • Help friends and family to look after their cats and dogs to protect native wildlife
  • Train your kitten / cat to be an indoor cat
  • Feed pets inside and collect uneaten food so that lizards, small mammals and carnivorous birds are not attracted too close for your domestic animal to attack


© 2008 | Last updated on 10 February 2008