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What FeralPigScan provides

FeralPigScan provides:

  • A website on feral pigs providing useful information on feral pigs, their impacts, control techniques and where to go for assistance
  • A mapping tool to help anyone map feral pigs, the damage (or problems) they cause, and areas where control is being undertaken.
  • A facility for landholders, landcare or community groups, local government, research groups or education institutions to access resources, connect with others, and find out about available funding support and control programs in your region.
  • A database of Australia-wide feral pig records showing trends in reported data and problems, and locations where communities are coming together to tackle the problem
  • Joining FeralPigScan is easy. To read more go to Getting involved.

Why we need to come together to control feral pigs

Feral pigs are a serious introduced pest species in Australia. They cause and estimated $106.5 million damage to Australia’s agricultural industries, our environment and our communities each year. They cause direct damage to agricultural productivity, threaten food production systems and food security, degrade habitats, damage culturally significant sites, damage sources of bush tucker, and require a high level of management. Feral pigs may also pose a serious threat if exotic disease (such as Foot-and-Mouth Disease) were to be accidently introduced to Australia. For further information, see Feral pig damage - an overview.

Map sightings of feral pigs, damage and control activities in your area

Mapping feral pigs is a vital step in their management. In order to manage feral pigs effectively, information is needed on where feral pigs occur, how many there are, what damage they are doing, and what control has been undertaken. The aim of control is to reduce the numbers of feral pigs to where damage levels are acceptable.
You can help by recording sightings of feral pigs, and recording the damage/problems caused by feral pigs in your area. This could include incidental sightings (one-off), or more regular data (ie repeated information gathered over time). Information recorded in FeralPigScan can be used to help coordinate local control activities, with the aim of reducing the problems feral pigs cause in your local area. You can use FeralPigScan to create and print a map of your area. Importantly, it can be a useful resource to help coordinate on-ground control or actions to prevent the problems caused by feral pigs (eg on-ground trapping) in your area.
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  • 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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