This page contains links to selected media reports on rabbit issues and rabbit control.
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Tassie Devils help Bandicoots.
Bandicoots flourish in the presence of Tasmanian Devils, apparently because the Devils suppress feral cats that otherwise prey on the native mammals, according to a... Continue reading→
Plans to register RHDV2 for controlled release.
The Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS) hopes to register RHDV2 as a biological rabbit control by 2023. The form of rabbit calicivirus appeared in... Continue reading→
It’s time for Easter Bilbies, Not Bunnies.
Twenty seven years ago, in conjunction with the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia (RFA), Haigh’s created Australia’s first chocolate Easter Bilby. Part proceeds from sales go... Continue reading→
Post Fire Rabbit Management.
Post-fire field conditions can be an opportunity to control wild rabbits. Warrens may be exposed, and it is timely to remove rabbits before they retard... Continue reading→
MacQuarie Island Rabbit-Free.
MacQuarie Island has been declared rabbit-free and rodent-free after a seven year eradication program. The achievement is of global significance because never before have rabbits,... Continue reading→
Rabbit Control Webinar.
Now is the perfect time to get on to rabbit control and predator management, before it’s too late. Join Josh Rosser (SA Rabbit Control Coordinator)... Continue reading→
Rabbits – part of modern environmental problems.
Rabbits are as relevant to modern problems like climate change and bushfire recovery, as they are to traditional challenges of vegetation loss, erosion and ecological... Continue reading→
Help combat rabbits
Rabbit-Free Australia is now offering a special $20 joining fee for new members. Membership of RFA is one way people can help science stay ahead... Continue reading→
Inaction is a choice – selecting invasives to flourish
Something is going to die. It will be invasive species or it will be indigenous species. Inaction is a choice for invasives to survive to... Continue reading→
Using ‘wicked’ social science to control rabbits.
The Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) has been internationally acclaimed as a successful rabbit management program. Two recent social science papers describe their approach and... Continue reading→
Rabbit ancestry may influence susceptibility to disease.
Wild rabbits in Australia lie in six genetic clusters, most likely reflecting different sources of introduction. It raises the question of whether their differing genetics... Continue reading→
Rabbits, cats and prey-switching.
Over abundant rabbit populations lead to high densities of feral cats – and a correspondingly high impact of cats on native species, especially small mammals.... Continue reading→