Carnivores are found throughout the world, although many islands do not have indigenous populations. Antarctica and Australasia have no naturally occurring terrestrial carnivores, although the dingo (Canis familiaris dingo) has lived in Australasia for at least 3,500 years, having been brought there by Asian seafarers. Introduced carnivores, feral cats in particular, occur on many islands and are often a conservation management problem as they prey on indigenous fauna naive to predation.

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