Money to assist rabbit control
A Victorian organisation dedicated to eradicating pest rabbits has encouraged Wimmera groups to apply for money through a 2017 grants program.
Victorian Rabbit Action Network, VRAN, announced the grant program, designed to arm communities with rabbit-management programs throughout spring and summer.
Network chairman Gerald Leach encouraged community groups involved in landscape restoration works such as tree planting to include rabbit control in their projects.
He said a new calicivirus RHDV1 K5 was released in March at more than 600 sites to combat the rabbit problem.
“The 2017 grants program will enable communities to enhance the impact of the virus by adding other control measures to the mix,” he said.
Community groups can apply for grants of between $2000 and $5000 as part of the 2017 Community Action Grant round.
Grant applications close on August 23. More information is available online at www.rabbitaction.com.