The National Feral Pig Action Plan

Stakeholder Forums

Stakeholder Forums for the National Feral Pig Action Plan are held on a regular basis. These virtual forums aim to update stakeholders on the progress of the Plan’s implementation, present key learnings from coordinated feral pig management programs and/or RD&E projects, and inform stakeholders of key issues.

These presentations are available for viewing below.

Stakeholder Forum – 11 October 2021

How to make and implement an effective Feral Pig management plan.

This forum had presentations from Troy Crittle, Invasive Species Officer, NSW DPI and Stu Barker, from Wild Science in NT, who discuss the application of effective integrated, best practice management of feral pigs in different regions around Australia.

 Welcome and Introduction
Ricky Archer, Chair NFPAP IC
Progress update on the Plan’s implementation
Dr Heather Channon, NFPMC
Feral Pig Management Planning
Troy Crittle, Invasive Species Officer, NSW DPI
Pig baiting in NSW
Troy Crittle, Invasive Species Officer, NSW DPI
Feral pig trapping
Troy Crittle, Invasive Species Officer, NSW DPI
Setting the standard in wildlife and feral animal management
Stu Barker, Wild Science, NT
Stakeholder forum Q&A
Ricky Archer, Chair NFPAP IC
Response to Questions

Stakeholder Forum – 5 July 2021

This Forum focussed on management programs being led by, or involving, Indigenous organisations and Traditional Owners to protect cultural, environmental and agricultural assets from feral pigs. Watch the recordings of the presentations from speakers from around Australia below.

Welcome and introductions
(Ricky Archer, Chair NFPAP IC)
Next steps – Implementing the Plan
(Dr Heather Channon, NFPMC)
Maningrida Learning on Country program
(Alex ”Batman” Ernst, NT Schools)
Predator control and turtle nest monitoring in the Western Cape York by the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance
(Kerri Woodcock, Cape York NRM)
Protecting cultural assets from feral pigs in the Budj Bim Cultural Heritage Landscape, Victoria
(Ben Church, Budj Bim Rangers)
Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation’s feral pig management program
(Jory Stariwat, CLCAC and Desmond Armstrong, Gangalidda-Garawa Ranger Coordinator)
Defining metrics for successful feral pig management in remote Australia
(Dr Justin Perry, NAILSMA)
(Ricky Archer, Chair NFPAP IC)

Stakeholder Update- December 2020

Outline of the key goals, objectives and actions in the draft National Feral Pig Action Plan.

Stakeholder Forum – 27 October 2020

Held virtually on Tuesday 27 October 2020. 

Greg Mifsud

Greg Mifsud, the National Wild Dog Management Coordinator, provided insights and key learnings from the National Wild Dog Action Plan (NWDAP) that may be applicable for feral pigs.

Dr. Heather Channon

An update of the NFPAP survey outcomes was provided, summarising the hundreds of responses received.

Darren Marshall

Darren Marshall, from SQ Landscapes and a NFPAP Steering Group member, gave a terrifically engaging presentation on his field work with groups of land managers.

Peter West

DPI NSW Invasive Species Officer (Engagement) and National Coordinator – FeralScan, Peter West, manages the national FeralScan program to help communities monitor and manage pest species. Peter provided valuable insights into the capabilities of the FeralPigScan system and busted a few myths along the way, particularly those around data management and access.

Stakeholder Forum – 2 September 2020

Held virtually on Wednesday 2 September 2020.

Leon Collins
Leon Collins, Deputy Chair and Leanne Erakovic, Executive Officer, Australian Banana Growers Council provides an insight into the successes, learnings and challenges of the Panama Disease Feral Pig Control Program.
Dr Heather Channon

Dr Heather Channon, National Feral Pig Management Coordinator, presented on the structure and progress of the NFPAP as at 2 September 2020.

Zena Ronnfeldt

Zena Ronnfeldt, from Boss Agriculture, Dalby, Queensland, and a NFPAP Steering Group member (representing Agforce Queensland), conveyed the challenges of landholders dealing with feral pigs and the need for a NFPAP.

John Maher

John Maher, Chair of the NFPAP, provided a brief update on the current status and opportunities with regard to feral pig management in Australia.

Animal Health Committee 

An update on the outcomes and recommendations of the Animal Health Committee (AHC) African swine fever (ASF) Feral Pig Task Group, focussing on ASF preparedness and response was presented by Dr Hayley Pearson, Preparedness and Response Policy Officer, Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries and Resources; Dr. Allison Crook, Chief Veterinary Officer, Queensland and Chair of the Animal Health Committee ASF Feral Pig Task Group; and Dr. Sue Fitzpatrick, Chief Veterinary Officer, Northern Territory.