Breckland and its rabbits: pest or landscape engineer?

Whilst it’s true that a rabbit on cropland or on the golfing green is a pest, in some semi-natural habitats, like grassland and heathland, rabbits play an essential role as habitat engineers. This is particularly true in Breckland (or ‘The Brecks’), a unique heathland-grassland mosaic that spans the Suffolk-Norfolk border. 

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