Table A4 outlines the various statuses of mammals which may be affected by rabbits and the relative risk of rabbits on those species. These species were determined from The Action Plan for Australian Mammals 2012 (Woinarski et al. 2014) and from profiles which identified rabbits as a threatening process in SPRAT. The overall threat rating considers both the severity and extent of habitat degradation by livestock and introduced herbivores and has been developed from The Action Plan for Australian Mammals 2012 (Woinarski et al. 2014). For example, the threat is considered to be high risk where there may be a moderate consequence over the entire range, a severe consequence across a large extent of the range, or a catastrophic consequence across a moderate extent of the range (Woinarski pers. comm. March 2015). Note: the overall threat for habitat degradation is cumulative for both livestock and introduced herbivores (which rabbits are one of). Therefore this rating may not be solely representative of the impact of rabbits.
Table A4: EPBC Act threatened mammals affected by rabbits