Developed by the Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN), the course is designed to support communities and agencies to be knowledgeable and capable to deal with rabbits wherever they occur in Victoria. This year will be the second time it has been delivered, with participants coming from community groups, industry and government agencies.
What’s different about the VRAN course? It’s facilitated by VRAN mentors who are recognised experts in rabbit management and community-led action. As a group, they offer expertise and insights from community, industry and government perspectives.
By the end of the course, participants understand the ecology and biology of rabbits, Victoria’s legislation framework and how to implement an integrated rabbit control program. They take part in demonstrations and learn how to plan and implement monitoring programs to maximise their control efforts.
An additional (and critical) element is the opportunity to establish networks with others from across Victoria who are facing similar scenarios and issues with rabbit management and community action.
Community members interested in applying for the 2019 course can contact VRAN Executive Officer Heidi Kleinert: firstname.lastname@example.org.