Protecting Our Bushland Reserves Against Pest Rabbits

Manningham Council

Our unique bushland reserves are one of many great things to enjoy in Manningham.

Unfortunately, these areas are vulnerable to ongoing damage and destruction from one of Australia’s most serious pest animals – rabbits.

Rabbits compete with native wildlife for food and habitat. They damage and eat native vegetation and ringbark young trees and shrubs.

Over the next few months our parks and conservation staff will be managing contractors surveying bushland reserves and monitoring rabbit populations.

Once these populations are identified, specific rabbit management control will target rabbit warrens. To make sure rabbit populations have been removed regular monitoring and follow up of treated bushland reserves will be conducted.

During this time, you may see signs in the area with information on timeframes and who to contact.

Our rabbit management program is part of our commitment to looking after our bushland reserves now and into the future.

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