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Australian feral cat population millions smaller than thought

The study, which found feral cats now covered 99.8 per cent of Australia's land mass, questions the target set by the government and how useful it may be in achieving the goal.

"This particular target may not provide a useful measure of conservation benefit, nor may it be readily measurable, and it may become an example of Goodhart's Law - that once a target is set, management effort becomes focused on achieving the target in the most efficient way rather than solving the problem to which the target relates," 

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