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About FeralPigScan


 
Feral pigs are estimated to cause $106.5 million damage each year to primary production, our environment and social values. They are also listed as a key threatening process for biodiversity, meaning they are a major threat to our native flora, fauna and ecosystems. Farmers face major problems with feral pigs each year as they damage crops, fences, water points, and spread livestock disease. Feral pigs threaten our food security and also pose a significant risk if exotic diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) were accidently introduced to Australia. FeralPigScan is a free mapping service that you can use to help with control in your local area.

How can you use FeralPigScan?

  • Record and view all your records of feral pigs, their damage and control activities all in the one place!
  • Upload your photos of feral pigs and their activity and view them in the photo gallery
  • Use the data from your local area to create and print a map
  • Talk with your neighbours and compare your results
  • Identify the priority areas for control on your property and in your local area
  • Link with local groups and coordinate your resources
  • Find out who may be able to help you with feral pig management
  • Monitor the effects of control programs and prove their effectiveness
  • Review your data to see changes over time
  • Inform your community about feral pig problems.

Whether you are a landholder, landcare or community group, local council or school, FeralPigScan help you map feral pigs, access resources, connect with other people, and find out about available support. Join FeralPigScan to map feral pigs in your local area and help build information about feral pigs across your region.

 

Image by S Lapidge

A small mob of feral pigs can destroy hectares of crop in an evening, and rip up large areas search of food. Image source: S Lapidge

Image by P West

Disturbed soil can lead to soil erosion, weeds, and reduced productive capacity of farmland. Image source: P West

FeralScan Citizen Science Program

 
The FeralPigScan project is part of an Australia-wide FeralScan Citizen Science Program designed to support landholders, community groups, and anyone with a feral or pest animal problem anywhere in Australia. The project is an initiative of the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) in partnership with NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, Woolworths, Toshiba, Landcare Australia, Western Catchment Management Authority (NSW), Ninti One Limited, the ABC, and community groups Australia-wide. 

 
Recent Records
1,063
TOTAL
RECORDS
6,801

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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