Rabbit action: step 4

Monitor and evaluate

Rabbits_web Once your rabbit management plan is put into action it needs to be  monitored so you can evaluate its effectiveness and whether the  objectives were achieved. Monitoring can include taking measurements to detect and quantify changes in rabbit damage (eg a  reduction in damage to crops or vegetation), as  well as recording operational details such as what was done, when, for how long, and by whom.

Once completed the plan needs to be evaluated, and if objectives  were not achieved it is useful to know why not, so appropriate  modifications to the strategy can be applied. Useful questions to ask  when evaluating your plan include: how well did the plan work, what  features worked and why, what features didn’t work and why not, was the timeframe appropriate, were there cost overruns or savings, could money be better spent next time, what changes could be made  to make the plan work better?

You now have the information to modify your rabbit management plan  if required, and once this has been done, your improved plan can be  put into action and monitored again. The process can be repeated  until you are satisfied your fox management plan is the best it can be.

Guides to help develop a rabbit management plan:

Last updated: November 10, 2015
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