Rabbits: a threat to conservation and natural resource management

It takes less than one rabbit per hectare to prevent the successful regeneration of many of our common native trees and shrubs. This means that many rabbit-infested patches of remnant native vegetation can’t sustain themselves naturally and are in slow decline – but unfortunately this often goes unnoticed.

Whether you are a land-owner who conserves some uncleared woodland on the farm or belong to a Landcare group managing vegetation along a roadside, this quick assessment method will help you decide if rabbits are a problem and what action you need to take. National Park managers will also find this a useful tool for alerting them to problems.

AuthorBrian Cooke, Steve McPhee and Quentin Hart
Secondary titleHow to rapidly assess a rabbit problem and take action
Place publishedPlace Published
PublisherBureau of Rural Sciences
Pages16 pp
RegionAustralia - national

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