Tackling pests together in 2017

The Weeds and Rabbits Project bannerThe Weeds and Rabbits Project is partnering with Victoria’s four Community Pest Management Groups – including VRAN – to boost community-led weed and rabbit action.

The project is building on the experience and networks of the CPMGs to support collaboration, capacity building and knowledge sharing.

The project has published its first newsletter covering updates, information and opportunities in collaborative pest management.

Read the newsletter online and subscribe to future editions by emailing pestanimalsandweeds@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

VRAN breeds stronger partnerships

Learning network participants at Neds Corner Station
VRAN learning network participants at Neds Corner Station

People-power and collaboration are helping improve the management of pest rabbits across Victoria.

While rabbits continue to breed like …well, rabbits, government and community are finding new ways to tackle this environmental and agricultural vandal more effectively together.

A series of real-life stories from around Victoria show the impact of the Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) on people, communities and organisations. An impact analysis soon to be published shows the project has already reached over 5000 Victorians and has the potential to influence the management of over 2.5 million hectares. Importantly, it has helped producers and communities across the state to share and spread best-practice rabbit management techniques and begun changing mindsets about how government and community can collaborate more effectively.

Find out more through this series of videos and written case studies.

Coastcare grants open

Coastcare logoApplications are now open for the 2018 Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program, which supports community efforts to protect Victoria’s 2,000 kilometres of coastline.

$250,000 will be distributed to Victorian community groups, with up to $10,000 available for one-year projects, and $15,000 available for two-year projects.

Funding can be used for a variety of environmental restoration and conservation activities, including control of weeds and pest animals.

Applications close 20 February 2018.

Find out more.