For over 100 yrs native seedlings did not grow.

Victoria’s Mallee Parks are sprouting back to life after the control of rabbits and other feral animals, thanks to a 20 year program of control and regeneration.

Young pine, buloke and belah trees now grow healthy, where seedlings previously failed to survive. The parks are once more a fully functioning ecosystem, providing habitat and healthy water systems for the Hattah-Kulkyne area.

Rabbit densities of as little as 1 per 2 hectares will prevent the regeneration of palatable plant species.

For more information, see the Landcare Australia story.

Photo: Annette Ruzicka

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