Support for WA to better manage feral pigs and wild dogs


Support for Western Australia to better manage feral pigs and wild dogs

• Western Australia to receive $445,800 to improve the management of feral pigs and wild dogs
• Part of a $5 million Australian Government funding package to help land managers, the community and industry to better manage established pest animals and weeds
• 11 projects across Australia

The Australian Government is providing $445,800 to Western Australia (WA) for a project to enhance the management of feral pigs and wild dogs, through a Federation Funding Agreement with states and territories as part of the $30.3 million Established Pest Animals and Weeds Management Pipeline Program.

Federal Minister for Forrest Nola Marino MP said that this funding will support the development of a sophisticated camera trap network for feral pigs and wild dogs in the northern agricultural zone of WA.

“Biosecurity Groups in the area will be funded to support training to bolster their capacity to undertake early and effective monitoring and control activities.”

The project will establish a camera trap network to ensure land managers can detect feral pigs and wild dogs and get on top of them before they cause further damage.

The project will be cofounded by the WA government and the Recognised Biosecurity Groups.

The Australian Government’s Established Pest Animals and Weeds Management Pipeline Program aims to deliver a lasting legacy to farmers, land managers and the wider community in the fight against established pest animals and weeds. More information is available here.