This page contains links to selected media reports on rabbit issues and rabbit control.
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Planning is underway for the release in Australia of a calicvirus strain (RHDV1 K5) which is expected to perform well in cooler, wetter regions. http://http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-12/delayed-release-for-new-calici-strain/7083388?WT.mc_id=newsmail Continue reading
An update on RHDV in Europe and the classification of different strains – including a ‘family tree’.PeacockD_Nov2015_RHDV2
Mike Reid presented at the 2015 RFA AGM on his role in rabbit control and RHDV Boost.ReidM_NRF_AGM2015
A series of short videos on rabbit control techniques is now available from IACRC.
Rabbits change the biology of soils, as well as vegetation – and those changes may be long lasting. http://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/rabbits-leave-mark-soil-long-after-they-are-gone Continue reading
A blog from Rewilding Australia provides some historic insight into the spread of rabbits and asks if there is a case for ‘rewilding’ with quolls,... Continue reading
Background information and a draft to update the threat abatement plan to control rabbits has been released by the Australian Government. Read more to: see both documents, or... Continue reading
Rabbit detection dogs, baiting, fumigation and controlled releases of Calicivirus have all helped to protect mala (rufous hare-wallaby) from competition by rabbits. See the full... Continue reading
PestSmart have released a set of answers to frequently asked questions about the new strain of RHDV- find out more at PestSmart (2015).
The National Museum of Australia holds many different objects that together record the ecological and social significance of the feral European wild rabbit. For information... Continue reading
Western Quolls are benefitting from, and contributing to, ‘rewilding’ programs with controls for cats, foxes and rabbits. See the full blog from Rewilding Australia (2015) Continue reading
For information on what makes rabbits so rascally, see the article from Atlas Obscura (2015).