Resources

Rabbits don’t stop at property boundaries, and so the issue of rabbits is not one we can solve individually. If we are to have any hope of restoring degraded landscapes on public and private lands, we need to work better together.

Below are some useful resources on rabbit management and community-led approaches.

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  • VRAN Resources
  • Rabbit management guides and resources
  • VRAN Publications
  • VRAN Videos
  • Community-led approaches for pest management
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  • All
  • VRAN Resources
  • Rabbit management guides and resources
  • VRAN Publications
  • VRAN Videos
  • Community-led approaches for pest management

Detector Dogs

Detection dogs have long been used to locate drugs, explosives and other illegal materials for the purposes of quarantine and customs but are now also increasingly being used in wildlife or conservation settings, in Australia and overseas, to locate native and pest animals and plants.

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Best Practice Rabbit Management, Step 1 – Baiting

Rabbit baiting is the first step in an integrated rabbit management program and is a useful knock- down technique to reduce the rabbit population prior to implementing warren ripping.

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Best Practice Rabbit Management, Step 3 – Fumigation

The third step in best practice rabbit management is fumigation.

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Best Practice Rabbit Management, Step 2 – Ripping

The second step in a best practice rabbit management program after baiting, is ripping.

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Community-led approaches can lead to better outcomes for management of European Rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus and other invasive species

In our journal paper featured in ‘The Victorian Naturalist’ we briefly report on the history and problem of Rabbits and their management, leading to the focus of the paper—a community-led approach to managing Rabbits via the Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN).

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Rabbit Planning Calendar

Not sure what rabbit control method to use when? The Bellarine Landcare Group has put together a handy calendar, outlining the most effective times of year to undertake the various control methods.

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Video Guide to Warren Modification

VRAN have developed a 7 minute video about warren modification (commonly known as ripping).

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New Case Study

Acknowledging that delivering rabbit control in Aboriginal sensitive landscapes can be a challenge for land managers and community, the Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) secured funding from the Australian Government’s White Paper project to host a ‘Building Cultural Awareness Workshop’.

The following case study profiles the experience of participants at a VRAN Cultural Heritage Workshop.

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Factsheet: Working with contractors for effective rabbit control

You can employ an individual or a business to undertake or support you with rabbit control on your property. Having a reliable contractor with the right skills and equipment is important for effective control, and having some knowledge yourself of how to manage rabbits and what to expect from a good management plan will give you better results.
Download our factsheet to learn more.

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Political economics, collective action and wicked socio-ecological problems: A practice story from the field

A journal paper discussing the wicked problem of rabbits, community engagement and the emergence of the Victorian Rabbit Action Network.

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Map rabbits on your smart phone

RabbitScan is a free resource for landholders, Landcare groups, community groups, local Councils, professional pest controllers and biosecurity groups. Anyone can use RabbitScan to record rabbit activity, impacts or control activities.

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PestSmart – European rabbit

Technical and background information on rabbit control. European rabbits are Australia’s most widespread and destructive environmental and agricultural vertebrate pest.

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Victorian Gorse Taskforce

Gorse is one of Australia’s worst weeds. It infests valuable pastural land and significantly reduces land values. It’s a haven for rabbits, foxes and feral cats, it clogs waterways and damages natural environments. Under the law, private landowners must control gorse on their property.

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Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party

A highly invasive tussock forming grass that is capable of growing in a range of climates and soil types.

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Victorian Blackberry Taskforce

Controlling blackberry is a long-term project and generally cannot be achieved by one-off strategies, particularly for larger infestations.

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Reclaiming the rabbit problem with communities

Leaders from community and government speak on how why community led action is so crucial for rabbit management.

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Stories from the VRAN community

Our members speak about the impact of VRAN on their work, their communities and their organisations.

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The rabbit recipe

The VRAN team explain the key steps in an effective rabbit control program in this short video.

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Victorian Rabbit Management Collaboration Initiative

A full report on the development of VRAN.

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Reclaiming the rabbit problem with Australia’s communities

A short booklet of testimonies and perspectives from participants involved in VRAN.

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VRAN Formative Evaluation, 2014-16: Summary Report

An evaluation of the key outcomes and impacts of VRAN, 2014-2016.

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VRAN Impact Analysis

An evaluation of VRAN’s social, environmental and economic impacts, 2013-2017.

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These publications may be of assistance to you but the Victorian Rabbit Action Network and its employees do not guarantee that the publication is without flaw of any kind or is wholly appropriate for your particular purposes and therefore disclaims all liability for any error, loss or other consequence which may arise from you relying on any information in this publication.  While every effort has been made to ensure the currency, accuracy or completeness of the content we endeavour to keep the content relevant and up to date and reserve the right to make changes as require. The Victorian Rabbit Action Network, authors and presenters do not accept any liability to any person for the information (or the use of the information) which is provided or referred to in the documents.

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