Feral pigs

Feral pig

Key threatening process under the EPBC Act

Predation, habitat degradation, competition and disease transmission by feral pigs was listed as a key threatening process under section 168 of the EPBC Act in 2002.

Threat Abatement Plan

The Threat abatement plan for the predation, habitat degradation, competition and disease transmission by feral pigs (2005) sets out a national framework to guide coordinated actions to contain the spread of this threatening process and manage the impact on threatened species and ecological communities as listed under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Threat Abatement Advice

The purpose of this threat abatement advice (2014) is to provide new information and directions to supplement and update the first threat abatement plan for predation, habitat degradation, competition and disease transmission by feral pigs (2005). This threat abatement advice is a concise document providing up-to-date guidance for stakeholders on what threat abatement action and research can be done. It covers national, state and local levels and its audience includes government agencies, research organisations, industry bodies, natural resource management groups, local communities and interested individuals. The threat abatement advice does not necessarily encompass all actions that may abate the threat from the feral pigs but highlights those that are considered to be of highest priority at the time of preparing the threat abatement advice.

Threat abatement advice for predation, habitat degradation,competition and disease transmission by feral pigs (2013) (PDF - 415.08 KB) | (DOCX - 52 KB)

Attachment A - State and Territory Priority Areas for Feral Pig Control (PDF - 57.27 KB) | (DOCX - 25.13 KB)

Attachment B - Nationally threatened species and ecological communities for which feral pigs are a known or perceived threat (2013) (PDF - 191.03 KB) | (XLSX - 44.84 KB)

Maps of feral pig impacts

The maps below show the number of threatened species and ecological communities impacted on, or potentially impacted on, by feral pigs within their current range (note, the maps do not show the individual species or ecological communities). The current range of pigs is identified in :

Information on threatened species and ecological communities is sourced from the Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT).

Maps showing locations of feral pig impacts
National maps
Click to view national threatened species map

Number of threatened species affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 1.22 MB)

Click to view national threatened ecological communities map

Number of threatened ecological communities affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 1.19 MB)

New South Wales maps

Click to view NSW threatened species map

NSW - Number of threatened species affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 2.08 MB)

Click to view NSW threatened ecological communities map

NSW - Number of threatened ecological communities affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 2.08 MB)

Northern Territory maps;
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NT - Number of threatened species affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 599.43 KB)

Click to view NT threatened ecological communities map

NT - Number of threatened ecological communities affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 597.05 KB)

Queensland maps
Click to view Queensland threatened species map

Queensland - Number of threatened species affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 1.12 MB)

Click to view Queensland threatened ecological communities map

Queensland - Number of threatened ecological communities affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 1.11 MB)

South Australia maps
Click to view South Australia threatened species map

South Australia - Number of threatened species affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 1.12 MB)

Click to view South Australia threatened ecological communities map

South Australia - Number of threatened ecological communities affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 1.12 MB)

Tasmania maps
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 view Tasmanai threatened species map

Tasmania - Number of threatened species affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 1.21 MB)

Click to view Tasmania threatened ecological communities map

Tasmania - Number of threatened ecological communities affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 1.06 MB)

Victoria maps
Click to view Victoria threatened species map

Victoria - Number of threatened species affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 1.79 MB)

Click to view Victoria threatened ecological communities map

Victoria - Number of threatened ecological communities affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 1.8 MB)

Western Australia maps
Click to view Western Australia threatened species map

Western Australia - Number of threatened species affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 919.55 KB)

Click to view Western Australia threatened ecological communities map

Western Australia - Number of threatened ecological communities affected by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the pig's current range (PDF - 917.02 KB)

 

Further information