Spreading the word on rabbits

Rabbit warren entrances
VRAN mentor John Matthews (centre) and Learning Network participants at the Mt Rothwell conservation reserve.
VRAN mentor John Matthews (centre) and Learning Network participants at the Mt Rothwell conservation reserve.

The Leaps and Bounds Learning Network is about boosting the expertise and strengthening the support networks of Victorian community members who manage rabbits.

At its most recent meeting, network members explored rabbit management for large-scale conservation projects, cultural heritage legislation and the recent K5 biological control release. A visit to the Mt Rothwell conservation reserve highlighted the challenge rabbits pose for conservation and cultural heritage, but also the positive impact a small band of dedicated people can have on a landscape.

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network will be starting a new Rabbit Learning Network in 2018. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, contact Heidi Kleinert from Agriculture Victoria: heidi.kleinert@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

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