Rollout of RHDV1 K5 in Australia: information guide-This booklet provides information on rabbit biocontrol in Australia and the RHD Boost project. It outlines how to get involved in the proposed release of RHDV1 K5 and where you can get further information.
Proposed release for new rabbit virus-The national release of RHDV1-K5 is now likely to take place in Spring 2016 or Autumn 2017 pending outcomes of approvals, consultation and further scientific advice.
Help boost Australia’s rabbit biocontrol action-Landholders, farmers, community groups, councils and everyone across the country has been invited to express their interest to participate in the final stages of the research to support the release of K5.
Warren and harbour destruction-Introduction A strategic rabbit control program that features warren and harbour destruction is the most cost-effective way to reduce rabbit populations and prevent ongoing damage, particularly when applied over large, […]
Poison baiting for rabbit control-Introduction Poison baiting is often a logical first step in an integrated program of rabbit management. However, if used alone, baiting provides only short-term control and is therefore best used as a means […]
Rabbit legislation in Australia-Introduction Wild European rabbits are one of Australia’s most widely distributed and abundant pest animal species. They cause severe damage to the natural environment as well as to agricultural production […]
Economic and environmental impacts of rabbits in Australia-Introduction The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a serious environmental and agricultural pest throughout Australia. Rabbits can have considerable impacts on farm productivity and native ecosystems, leading to financial loss and environmental devastation1. The community […]
Using RHDV for rabbit control-Introduction Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), previously known as calicivirus or rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD), has been highly effective in reducing rabbit populations across most of Australia. The virus that causes […]
Rabbit – humaneness matrix-Matrix showing the relative humaneness of rabbit control methods. The ‘humaneness’ of a pest animal control method refers to the overall welfare impact that the method has on an individual […]
European rabbits in Australia-Biology & ecology Wild European rabbits typically have grey-brown back fur and a white-grey belly. Colour varies from sandy light brown, to ginger, black, and occasionally, white. Rabbits are characterised […]
Benefits of Rabbit Biocontrol in Australia-EUROPEAN RABBITS (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are a severe continental-scale threat to Australia’s globally important biodiversity and agriculture. The extreme sensitivity of many native plant species to rabbit damage – as few […]
Planning landscape-scale rabbit control-Covers important factors to consider in developing community-based rabbit control programs within the framework of natural resource management boards and their equivalents
Assessing invasive animals in Australia 2008-Invasive animals cause enormous damage to Australia’s economy, environment and society. Assessing Invasive Animals in Australia 2008 presents, for the first time, consistent national information on the distribution and abundance […]