PCE 14/15 - Pig Control at Tandora
The Trustee for The Titmarsh Family Trust (trading as Tandora Grazing Pty Ltd ATF The Titmarsh Family Trust)
Case study type
Burnett Mary Regional Group NRM Regional Investments - Keeping it Great Partner: The Trustee for The Titmarsh Family Trust (trading as Tandora Grazing Pty Ltd ATF The Titmarsh Family Trust)
8 December 2014
29 May 2015
This four-year feral pig control program is culling pigs on Tandora, a large privately owned parcel of land at the mouth of the Mary and Susan rivers adjacent to the Great Sandy Strait Ramsar Site, a wetland of international significance. The project team believes the only solution to the feral pig problem is a long-term program of trapping and poisoning, so that other pigs do not simply replace the culled population.
Best results are obtained by first gaining the confidence of the animals instead of chasing them with guns and dogs. Grain feeding them prior to poisoning works well. Heavily used areas are suitable as feeding sites.
The project will take this approach:
This project will help:
Last updated: 16 May 2015
This page should be cited as:
PCE 14/15 - Pig Control at Tandora, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, .