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Community based feral pig management in northern Australia's wet tropics


A community based approach to feral pig (Sus scrofa) management has been adopted in the Wet Tropics region of northern Queensland (Australia) to foster adoption of best practice principles and community ownership of the problem. The program has demonstrated trapping as a successful control technique in an environmentally sensitive area as well as key concepts desirable for community involvement in natural resource management. Approximately 700 traps are currently available for use by 41 community-based trappers, with more than 10,000 feral pig captures documented since 1993.

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