Is your community interested in using shooting as part of an integrated program to control rabbits?
Last year we held the Victorian Rabbit Management Conference: Connecting knowledge and know-how for effective community action on rabbits. Drawing over 155 participants from across the Victoria, South Australia and New Zealand, it has been described as creating a positive ‘buzz’ for rabbit management in Victoria.
As part of the conference we interviewed leaders on their perspective on rabbit management in this short YouTube clip below. Please feel free to distribute across your networks.
by Tim Bloomfield
2015 has become of the year of rabbit upset. There have been both established Landcare groups and new landholders forming into groups interested in learning about and doing rabbit management in 2015.
This interest, in how to rabbit control successfully, has come mostly from the traditional rabbit areas (landscapes of highly suitable soils with ongoing rabbit problems over the last 150+ years) such as Bacchus Marsh, Rowsley Valley and from places of increasing awareness of rabbit impact Macedon Ranges Shire Council: – Kyneton; Yarra/Silvan sites:-Yarra Valley Agribusiness Group (YVAG); Surf Coast; Phillip Island etc.
The Victorian Rabbit Action Network is pleased to launch the Small Grants Program to support community-led innovation in rabbit management. A total of $60,000 will be provided for projects between $1,000 – $10,000 to support community groups in rabbit management to work together to build capacity and facilitate knowledge sharing networks.
Recent feedback from workshops convened at the Victorian Rabbit Management Conference have been used to further refine potential project ideas in the funding guidelines.
For a copy of the funding guidelines, please click here.
For a copy of the application form, please click here.
Tim Bloomfield, mentor to the Victoria’s rabbit learning network, Leaps and Bounds, posed this question to 140 conference participants on the importance of mapping rabbit mapping, underpinned by principles and a philosophy to the approach. A Continue reading
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