SCC: Feral Pig Eradication

Conduct comprehensive and ongoing feral pig management, using a combination of approaches for increased impact.

Why it is important?

Pigs cause extensive damage to ecosystems and agricultural industries. They are a biosecurity risk, with the potential to destroy local industries eg. spreading Panama Disease. Current control methods are not sufficient to deal with the problem. A range of approaches, such as trapping, baiting and heli-shooting, is needed to deal with the enormous extent of the problem. Using local knowledge and keeping up to date with best management practices can minimise effects on other species.

Examples of Local Action

Advocate for ongoing funding for a heli-shooter (helicopter hunting shows good results).

Local Landscape:

Southern Cassowary Coast

Regional Theme:



Tully, Murray