Whitsunday Regional Council’s Feral Pig Program is continuing to significantly reduce the issue of widespread damage caused by feral pigs in the Whitsunday Council area. The large scale program utilises a range of control options including ground and aerial baiting, trapping and aerial shooting.
Whitsunday Regional Council has grown the program with the help of its partners to cover over 2 million hectares.
The control program is proving to be very successful at reducing the impact of feral pigs to the natural environment including turtle nesting areas and wetlands, and reducing their impact to agriculture.
This initiative is achieved by Whitsunday Regional Council’s partners: Reef Catchments Limited, NQ Dry Tropics, Whitsunday Catchment Landcare, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Cane Growers, Landholders, and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
For more information please contact Whitsunday Regional Council