RABBIT SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
WRSA Factsheet: Prepared by James I. McNitt,
The World Rabbit Science Association (updated link) is an organization of rabbit scientists from around the world. The objectives of the WRSA as stated in the constitution are as follows:
"To facilitate in all possible ways the exchange of knowledge and experience among persons in all parts of the world who are contributing to the advancement of the various branches of the rabbit industry by producing, breeding, marketing techniques, teaching, research, investigation, experiments, demonstration.
"To promote the extension of knowledge in the above field by the encouragement of teaching, scientific research, practical experimentation, the collection and publication of statistics, the study of the economics of the rabbit business, the study of the problems of production and marketing, and in every other way possible.
"The dissemination of knowledge pertaining to all branches of the rabbit industry.
"The promotion of
"To cooperate with the F.A.O. and national and international scientific, economic or agricultural organizations in the development of many kinds of rabbit productions i.e. meat, wool, fur or laboratory rabbits."
WRSA hosts an international congress every four years. In 1992, the congress
In addition to the congresses, the WRSA also sponsors publication of the quarterly scientific journal World Rabbit Science. Again, the manuscripts included in the journal are from scientists reporting the results of their research on rabbits.
The WRSA has a board of directors and officers including a President, Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer. Most of the operations are, however, carried out by national branches. Some of these branches are very large and carry out a number of activities while others are relatively small.
One of the ways we will work with the PRMA will be to provide news items to
the editor of the PRMA Journal so the PRMA membership can keep abreast of the
activities of the
For further information, please feel free to contact me.
James I. McNitt
Telephone (225) 771 2262
Fax (225) 771 4464