Much is already known about the best ways to control wild rabbits. To optimise the application of new and existing knowledge, to re-inforce that biological controls will not be a panacea on their own, and to show-case the benefits of integrated programs, encouragement is given to on-ground measures putting knowledge into practice.
Aims for On-ground Measures: To encourage other measures which will contribute to the eradication of rabbits, such as integrated control programs applying current knowledge on the ground.
Supporting and promoting integrated programs which eradicate rabbits; especially those which also control feral predators and re-introduce native wildlife, focussing on:
- Regional NRM bodies. Encouraging the development of integrated rabbit control programs.
- Recovery programs. Supporting initiatives which demonstrate how landholders can work together with agencies to eradicate wild rabbits and re-introduce native species.
Supporting programs which work on-ground with individual, or groups of, landholders toward a common goal of rabbit eradication, focussing on:
- Community organisations. Liaising with like-minded community organisations to promote synergies between our efforts.
- Citizen science. Encouraging landholders and communities to be involved in programs that record information to learn about rabbits and their control, while also assisting those controlling rabbits on the ground.