Mulga rebirth begs a fair-dinkum crack at the rabbit

Rabbit calicivirus (RCV) disease is believed to have halved Australia's rabbit population. The subsequent return of mulgas, native grasses and other shrubs in the southern mulga lands is giving wildlife researchers hope that many endangered animals may be saved. The main concern now is to find a way to make the virus more effective in wetter, coastal areas where rabbits continue to undermine fragile landscapes.

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