In this activity, students consider the effects of the release of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus as a biological control in Otago.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- understand some advantages and disadvantages of biological pest control
- form opinions from written texts
- change their opinions in light of new information
- share their ideas and possibly influence others.
Download the Word file for:
- what you need
- what to do
- student handouts.
As a comparison to the control of rabbits, find out about the biological control of possums in this article.
The National Pest Control Agencies publication A5: Pest Rabbits Monitoring and Control Good Practice Guidelines.