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Release of Calicivirus at Dunbar Park, Pembroke Park, Ryde Park and Yamble Reserve

Published on 14 January 2021

To help control the number of feral rabbits in local parks and reserves the City of Ryde will be releasing the Calicivirus (RHDV1 K5 strain) in February 2021 at Dunbar Park, Pembroke Park, Ryde Park and Yamble Reserve.

This will be part of a coordinated release involving a number of other Councils and agencies across the Sydney North region. Feral animals have a significant impact on our wildlife and assets and as land manager of these parks City of Ryde is responsible for the control of these species.

The calicivirus specifically targets rabbits and will not affect humans or other animals. The release is being done in a very controlled, careful way. Signage will be displayed in the parks and reserves when the program is being undertaken.

Rabbit owners should speak with their Vet about vaccinating their rabbits against the calicivirus.

For more information please contact Customer Service on 9952 8222.

Last updated on 14 January 2021