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.

Help us improve rabbit management in Victoria

CassieAre you involved in rabbit management in Victoria?

Complete our survey and you could win a copy of Those Wild Rabbits, Bruce Munday’s insightful new book on Australia’s struggle against our rabbit foe.

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) is undertaking a survey of people who are involved in rabbit management activities in Victoria.

The findings will inform how VRAN supports people, communities and organisations to achieve more sustainable and effective rabbit control.

Complete the VRAN rabbit management survey online.

The survey is short. It will only take 5-20 minutes to complete, and responses will be confidential. You can enter the prize draw by providing your contact details at the end of the survey.

Community Action Grants now open

Granite Creeks field day
A field day hosted by the Granite Creeks Landcare network in 2016, funded by VRAN.

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network is pleased to announce a new grants program to support community action on rabbits.

Local community groups can apply for grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 to support activities that complement the recent release of the new calicivirus strain RHDV K5.

Funding can be used to improve collaboration, community-led action, capacity building or awareness raising in relation to RHDV K5 and integrated rabbit management programs.

Applications close 23 August. For more information and to apply visit www.rabbitaction.com/forms/.