FeralPigScan
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How to get involved


 
FeralPigScan is a freely available website and mapping facility for local communities anywhere in Australia. Data entered into FeralPigScan will help to coordinate on ground control activities, and report the situation with feral pigs at any time and within any region. By recording information about feral pigs in your area, you will be helping to address the problems they are causing in your local area and across the country. 

Collecting and recording data

Before entering data, you will need to Register. Once registered, you can enter as little or as much information as you like, but the more data you enter, the more useful FeralPigScan will be for the management of feral pigs in your area. If you have registered as part of another species project (e.g RabbitScan) you do not need to register again.

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1. How many feral pigs are there in your area?

 
By mapping sightings of feral pigs, FeralPigScan will be able to map where feral pigs occur in your region to help guide control activities. The number of pigs seen can help to decide what course of action to take. Reporting areas where no feral pigs have been seen is also important.
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2. What damage (or problems) are feral pigs causing?

 
If feral pigs are a problem in your area, record what damage (or problems) they are causing. For example, crop damage. By recording problems, this information can be considered across your region, and can help to alert others to be watchful for similar problems. The aim should be to reduce the damage feral pigs cause in the long term, and across the region, not just a small area.
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3. What control is being undertaken?

 
Recording whether feral pigs are being controlled at your site can help to evaluate the success of activities, and identify suitable management options, ie how best to control feral pigs in your region. It can also help to identify whether there are gaps in the areas being controlled. Mapping where control has occurred can produce useful information for others in your area, especially so group control programs can be organised across larger areas.
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How to collect and enter your data

Click here to find out how to collect and enter data

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CONTROL ADVICE

  • Set up pig traps where there is ripped soil, but well before you intend to use them so pigs get used to them - John
  • Traps can remove a large mob of pigs where-as shooting often only removes a few - Crooksy
  • Email your control tips to feralpigscan@feralscan.org.au and we’ll display them here
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