Cat Wars Author Pete Marra Discusses the Effects of Outdoor Cats on Birds [video]

December 9, 2016
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Pete Marra, head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, talks about the threats free-ranging cats pose to biodiversity and public health throughout the world, and proposes possible solutions to this thorny problem. Marra’s new book, Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer, covers mounting scientific evidence that in the U.S. alone, free-ranging cats are killing birds and other animals by the billions. For more information, see our FAQ page, Outdoor Cats And Their Effects On Birds.

The talk took place on December 5, 2016. It is part of the Cornell Lab’s long-running Monday Night Seminar series, a tradition established decades ago by Lab founder Dr. Arthur Allen. If you enjoyed this seminar, check this page for our list of future speakers—we’ll note which upcoming talks will be livestreamed—or come visit us in person!

See our index of archived livestreamed seminars to enjoy more talks from the Cornell Lab.

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