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

25 February 2021
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).

European Rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus are incredibly devastating pest animals in Australia and New Zealand.

For over 150 years, different approaches to managing impacts of Rabbits have been considered with varying levels of success and longevity. The focus of Rabbit management has traditionally been directed towards mitigating the impacts on agricultural production, where the economic costs are significant. Negative environmental, social, and cultural impacts are often overlooked.

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).

VRAN would like to acknowledge and thank the Field Naturalist Club of Victoria and the talented authors Andrew P Woolnough, Lauren J Hull, Michael J Reid, Lisa B Adams,

Heidi M Kleinert and Theodore R Alter.

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