News and Views
Rabbit control: Kick-start landscape recovery
A systems approach is needed to ensure threatened species survive outside of fenced sanctuaries. Rabbit control, especially when linked with cat and fox control, will be an important foundation to such efforts in many parts of Australia due to their ecosystem-wide influence.
Floods – time for rabbit control
Following floods and wet seasons in much of Australia it is time to think about...
2023 Rabbit R&D Webinar
Registration is now open for the 2023 Rabbit R&D Webinar, co-hosted by Rabbit-Free Australia and...
Visit and contribute to the Rabbit-Free Forum
A place to share information and ideas.
Pose a question, be part of a discussion, or ask an expert.
Genetics help paint a picture. Rabbits across Australia.
Blog: Brian Cooke & Bruce Munday. Featured image: Ron Sinclair. Chasing the DNA trail has...
Who rules the burrow?
Social hierarchies in rabbits are not so unlike what you would find in a period drama. These social machinations are an ingenious way to give the next generation a genetic advantage. The fittest animals become dominant and produce by far the most offspring, while the risks of inbreeding are neatly sidestepped by having the boys leave home while the girls mostly stay.
Dingoes, rabbits & diseases
Dingoes have been promoted as a means to suppress rabbits, but history tells a different story. It seems dingoes and diseases like RHDV can hold rabbit numbers in some circumstances, but dingoes alone cannot suppress rabbits well enough to prevent continuing ecological damage.
Rabbit-Free Australia events provide a great opportunity for networking and information sharing.
Social Media Channels