Threat abatement plan
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2008
- Threat abatement plan for competition and land degradation by rabbits - Report (PDF - 177 KB) | (RTF - 546 KB)
- Threat abatement plan for competition and land degradation by rabbits - Background (PDF - 200 KB) | (RTF - 441 KB)
About the plan
This threat abatement plan (TAP) establishes a national framework to guide and coordinate Australia's response to the impacts of rabbits on biodiversity. It identifies the research, management and other actions needed to ensure the long-term maintenance of native species and ecological communities affected by competition and land degradation caused by rabbits. It replaces the threat abatement plan for feral rabbits published in 1999 (EA 1999a).
This plan should be read in conjunction with the publication Background document for the threat abatement plan for competition and land degradation by rabbits (DEWHA 2008). The background document provides information on rabbit characteristics, biology and distribution; impacts on environmental, economic, social and cultural values; and current management practices and measures.