Rabbits are one of this country’s most destructive environmental pests. A handful of wild rabbits were introduced by settlers in Victoria the mid 1800’s for hunting, and by the 1920s there were more than 10 billion spread across most of the country. Rabbits threaten the survival of over 300 of our native species and cause millions of dollars damage annually to our agricultural production.
The Victorian Rabbit Action Network is a new approach to tackling the problem of this feral animal. This relatively young not for profit pest management group brings together community and all levels of government to share the problem solving and decision making on how we invest in and deliver rabbit management programs across the state of Victoria.
Already this unique approach has been recognised internationally by the United Nations, with a Public Service Award in 2019.
The award focused on how our organisation was “achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through effective Delivery of Services, Innovative Transformation and Accountable Institutions”.