I see rabbits all the time – why all the fuss about “saving” them?

The rabbits that most people see are eastern cottontails, a different species that was introduced into New England from the Midwest. The New England cottontail is the only rabbit native to our area and is an important part of our natural heritage. Creating habitat to save this native rabbit will also help more than 60 other kinds of wildlife that need young forest and shrubland.