Biology & ecology Wild European rabbits typically have grey-brown back fur and a white-grey belly. Colour varies from sandy light brown, to ginger, black, and occasionally, white. Rabbits are characterised […]
Introduction Wild European rabbits are one of Australia’s most widely distributed and abundant pest animal species. They cause severe damage to the natural environment as well as to agricultural production […]
EUROPEAN RABBITS (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are a severe continental-scale threat to Australia’s globally important biodiversity and agriculture. The extreme sensitivity of many native plant species to rabbit damage – as few […]
Background Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) has been used in Australia for more than 20 years to minimise the impacts of introduced European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) on farming and the […]
This booklet provides information on rabbit biocontrol in Australia and the RHD Boost project. It outlines how to get involved in the proposed release of RHDV1 K5 and where you can get further information.
Introduction The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a serious environmental and agricultural pest throughout Australia. Rabbits can have considerable impacts on farm productivity and native ecosystems, leading to financial loss and environmental devastation1. The community […]
The rabbit is Australia’s most damaging pest animal. Rabbits are a complex management problem because they are widespread, often in relatively inaccessible country where they are difficult and expensive to […]