Quick assessment method to help you decide if rabbits are a problem and what action you need to take
This project supported the development of nationally accredited training packages to feed into national competency standards for vertebrate pest management.
An Act to make provision for the management and conservation of pastoral land; and for other purposes. Objects include the prevention of degradation of the land and its indigenous plant and animal life.
An Act to provide for the conservation and rehabilitation of the land of this State; and for other purposes.
An Act to provide for the conservation of land and soil, to establish a land and soil conservation council, and for related purposes.
Survey of farmers knowledge of Property Management Planning (PMP); Publicity; Liaison/planning for PMP workshops; planning for soil pit fields; group formation (1st workshop); reporting; revegetation; fencing; weed & vermin control; control of weeds on Narrung Peninsula; the Narrung Peninsula Soil Board proposed making Narrung Peninsula a rabbit-hare-fox-other feral animals-free zone.
The main objective is to ensure that land managers include rabbit control as an integral part of the sustainable use of rangelands and to: improve rabbit control techniques; manage total grazing pressure; increase risk management through drought tolerances/reserves; stabilise the decline in biodiversity. This project is also aimed at supporting land managers to take ownership […]
To correct major land and vegetation problems, such as rabbits, woody weeds, lack of perennial feed, lack of regeneration of native species, overgrazing. Until rabbits are controlled it will be impossible to overcome any of the other major land management problems. Many areas are massively overstocked on rabbits alone. The emphasis for rabbits will be […]
Rabbits are a major cause of land degradation in hard limestone grazing country of Elliston-Sheringa-Tooligie area; production lost & regeneration of native vegetation inhibited. Many farmers discouraged. Series of demonstration sites to show 1st-hand rabbit-damage. The objective of this project is to increase the level of effective rabbit control activity in the area, with consequent […]
The main aim of this project is to reduce the local rabbit population in the Balranald shire. The major objective of this project was to assess local properties to determine the amount of rabbit infestation. After allocating areas of priority, a series of coordinated ripping operations with the Homebush Landcare Group and other Landcare groups […]
Rabbits contribute significantly to land degradation of pastoral lands and are a major economic and environmental concern for land managers. Previous experience of the Kingoonya Rabbit Control Group showed that effective rabbit control measures were not well understood by many land managers. Hands-on training in warren destruction was conducted to provide land managers with the […]
The Vertebrate Pest Research Unit, located at NSW DPI?s Orange Agricultural Institute, undertakes research which addresses industry priorities in relation to vertebrate pest management and, increasingly, the management of environmental pests. The aim is to improve agricultural production and enhance conservation values through the reduced impact of vertebrate pests. The unit?s applied research has direct […]
An Act to make better provision for the use, protection, and management of certain public lands and waters and the flora and fauna thereof, to establish authorities to be responsible therefor, and for incidental or connected purposes. Provides for the preparation of management plans, in consultation with the public, to achieve the objectives of management […]
The object of this act is the conservation of nature. This is to be achieved by an integrated and comprehensive conservation strategy that includes: the gathering of information and community education; the dedication and declaration of protected areas; the management of protected areas; the protection of native wildlife and its habitat; the use of protective […]
An Act to provide for the establishment and management of reserves for public benefit and enjoyment; to provide for the conservation of wildlife in a natural environment; and for other purposes. Requires plans of management and conservation to be developed and implemented in National Parks located in the State.
The objects of this Act are to promote the recovery of species and ecological communities that are endangered or vulnerable; to prevent other species and ecological communities from becoming endangered; to reduce conflict in land management through readily understood mechanisms relating to conservation; to provide for public involvement in conservation; and to encourage co-operative management […]
This paper presents the background to the preparation of the Regional Pest Management Plan focussing on the main elements of the self-help scheme and commenting on the scheme’s performance since its adoption in May 1992. The idea behind the self-help plan is that the primary responsibility for possum management should rest with the landuser, with […]
Aboriginal attitudes and perceptions of land management issues differ considerably from those of mainstream land managers. Explanations for the nature and condition of land and resources have their root in Aboriginal culture rather than in the western scientific paradigm. This is an issue of great importance when looking at any of the activities which take […]