RHD is still effective and making a difference but adequate secondary control measures will always be necessary to take advantage of RHD on rabbit prone land – killing the survivors before they breed and limiting the potential for viral attenuation and evolutionary adaptation in rabbits.
The RCD Applicant Group made it clear . . . → Read More: Maintaining The Benefits Of RHD On Rabbit Prone Land In New Zealand
Various segments of the community see rabbits either as appealing characters from cartoons and literature, a commercial resource, a subsistence food source, an animal welfare concern or a major pest.
It is unlikely that these deeply held attitudes can be changed quickly, but the public needs to understand the damage caused by rabbits and . . . → Read More: Community Attitudes Towards The management Of Rabbit Populations
“Monitoring is simply having a look at what is happening with the rabbit population in a standardised repeatable way and recording what is found for your immediate action and for those who may follow you.”
Monitoring is the difference between knowing what you have got and just guessing You can beat the rabbit . . . → Read More: Monitoring Rabbit Populations