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Autumn is a prime time for many public and private land managers and community groups to undertake coordinated rabbit control programs, some of which use the biocide RHDV1-K5, as part of an integrated approach.
Understanding when and where viruses are most productive and how the different viruses interact can help inform farmers and the community on strategic rabbit control in their area and ensure their control has the best impact on the populations.
Sending in samples is relatively easy through the click of a few buttons on the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions RabbitScan application. Follow the prompts to request a tissue sampling kit; you will just need to freeze the rabbit while you are waiting for the kit to arrive.
For further information go to - https://invasives.com.au/news-events/samples-wanted-autumn-rabbit-control-programs/
Report disease via RabbitScan here http://www.feralscan.org.au/rabbitscan/map.aspx?mapMode=rhdv
LVI News - August 2020
The latest newsletter is now available on the LVI page of the Landcare Gateway - Click into news item for link.
Smart Farms Small Grants Round Open
Federal Agriculture Minister the Hon David Littleproud MP has announced a new round of funding under the Smart Farms Small Grants Program. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Bushfire Recovery Victoria releases state recovery plan
The State Government released the State Recovery Plan on 25 August. Landcare Victoria Inc is represented on the Environment and Biodiversity Working Group, which contributed to the development of the Plan. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Growing Victoria's Botanic Gardens grants program - Close 16 July 2020
DELWP is delivering the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program to assist climate change adaptation, valuable plant collection maintenance, community amenity improvement and local tourism development. Of a total $2 million pool, grants of $20,000 to $300,000 are on offer, with projects to be completed within two years. The grants are open to organisations with not-for-profit objectives such as local councils, committees of management, trusts and community groups associated with botanic gardens. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants - Close 31 July 2020
DELWP and Landcare Australia are partnering for a third year to fund the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. These grants of up to $5,000 (ex GST) are for schools (primary or secondary), kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts or Girl Guides or youth groups, youth environmental volunteer groups and Junior Landcare groups in Victoria. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.