Feral pigs are environmental and agricultural pests. They cause damage to the environment through wallowing, rooting for food and selective feeding. They destroy habitat for native plants and animals and spread environmental weeds. Feral pigs destroy crops and pasture and they could spread exotic diseases should there be an outbreak. Research is continuing into techniques that will control feral pigs and minimise the damage they cause to native plants and animals.
|Author||Department of the Environment and Heritage|
|Publisher||Department of the Environment and Water Resources|
|Region||Australia - national|
|Documents||The feral pig (Sus scrofa)