Feral Pest Animals


Damage-caused-by-feral-pigs-in-the-Burrum-National-Park.jpgFeral pigs are a recognised pest species in Queensland damaging the environment and impacting on agricultural productivity. They devastate habitat, predate eggs and young of native animals as well as trample, wallow, uproot and cause damage to riparian areas and wetlands. In the catchments of Baffle Creek, Tinana Creek and Burrum River feral pigs freely move through the landscape. BMRG is working with land mangers to deploy an advanced pig trapping system to monitor their behaviour and movement as well as reduce their numbers through approved control methods.