Rabbits have a devastating effect on the Australian environment. Rabbits have played an integral role in the extinction of many plants and animals, and continue to threaten the restoration of natural habitats.
Rabbit numbers are difficult to assess and can change very rapidly due to environmental conditions. They are a serious pest in every Australian state due to their enormous reproductive capacity and their adaptability to our environment.
Rabbits are excellent breeders. They normally breed from autumn to late spring. They can become sexually mature at three months of age. In the optimum breeding period each female typically produces three to seven young per litter.
An integrated pest management plan is extremely helpful in the control of feral animals. Steps to developing an integrated pest management plan: