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 plan for predation, habitat degradation, competition and disease transmission by feral pigs
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.
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).
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