Threat abatement plan
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 2008 (DEWHA 2008).
This plan should be read in conjunction with the publication Background document for the threat abatement plan for competition and land degradation by rabbits (DOEE 2016). 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.