The Riverine Rabbit lives in the thick, thorny shrub along seasonal rivers in the Karoo. It occurs nowhere else in the world and is therefore South Africa’s own special bunny.
The Riverine Rabbit is important in the Karoo ecosystems, as it is a flagship species – this means if we conserve the rabbit’s natural habbit, we are also conserving the bugs, beetles, beasts and bossies that all live side by side with the rabbit.
The riverine ecosystems are also very important for human livelihoods – within our habitat restoration project, we employ people from the local community to help us rehabilitate degraded habitat, which means we are restoring ecosystem services, building resilience to adapt to climate change and improving productivity of farmland.
To help us save the Riverine Rabbit, please donate to our project.
See www.ewt.org.za for more details.