Invasive species fact sheet
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2011
Product code: BIO57.0610
About the fact sheet
Feral pigs are environmental and agricultural pests. They cause damage to the environment through wallowing, rooting for food and selective feeding. They destroy crops and pasture, as well as habitat for native plants and animals. They spread environmental weeds and 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.