VRAN is very pleased to have 19 new rabbit management leaders spreading the word on best-practice rabbit control around Victoria.
The Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) hosted its second training program on integrated rabbit management in November with participants from across Victorian community groups and agencies.
The ‘Leadership in Rabbit Management’ course is designed to upskill individuals in best practice rabbit control techniques – knowledge they can take back to their communities and workplaces to improve how rabbits are managed.
Facilitated by VRAN mentors and Agriculture Victoria staff who are recognised experts in rabbit management and community-led action, the course covered the ecology and biology of rabbits, Victoria’s legislation framework, and the steps to deliver an effective and sustainable integrated rabbit control program.
Participants reported that in addition to the skills training, one of the major benefits of attending was opportunity to establish networks with others facing similar rabbit management challenges. The group plan to meet again in the coming months for further field visits and expert training.
The course will be run again in early 2019 and places are limited. Community members interested in applying to attend can contact VRAN Executive Officer Heidi Kleinert: firstname.lastname@example.org.