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Rabbits Running Rife
Great effort by students at Cowra Public School to tell about the impact of rabbits.
Update on release plans for RHDV1 K5
Planning is underway for the release in Australia of a calicvirus strain (RHDV1 K5) which...
RHDV strains – David Peacock explains
An update on RHDV in Europe and the classification of different strains – including a...
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Rabbit, feral cat & fox control. A springboard to landscape recovery.
The problem The 2021 State of the Environment report (Australian government) notes that rabbits affect...
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.
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