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 […]
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.
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.
The RHD Boost project sought to identify new RHDV variants with superior lethality to rabbits with partial protection from endemic Australian Rabbit Calicivirus (RCV-A1) and immunity and/or genetic resistance to […]
The introduction of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus in 1995 marked an important milestone in Australia’s long battle with introduced rabbits. This review considers what is known about the virus as […]
Challenge tests on seronegative sub-adult rabbits from 9 sites in south-eastern Australia showed that wild rabbits have developed resistance to infection with Czech strain 351 RHDV originally released in Australia. […]