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Pig Control at Tandora

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

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Industries

Grazing

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

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Funding source

Australian Government / NRM

Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

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Start date

8 December 2014

End date

23 November 2015

Summary

Four (4) year feral pig control program at Tandora Station, a large privately owned parcel of land at the mouth of the Mary and Susan Rivers adjacent the Great Sandy Strait Ramsar Site, a wetland of international importance.
Feral pigs have destroyed sensitive wetlands and estuarine areas. Watermouse nests, marine salt couch plains, tidal flats, as well as open paddocks, are also targeted by pigs. Watermouse, (Xeromys myoides), have been identified at Tandora, with numerous nests made by the rare and elusive creatures.
At least 30 species of small crabs call the combined estuary of the Mary and Susan Rivers home. Quite often, complete creek banks above the half tide level are uprooted as pigs dig the small crabs out of the mud. High steep banks are undercut causing severe bank erosion as well as turbidity problems. Even the tidal islands in the centre of the river are not safe from these nocturnal marauders.

Benefits

  • Species Conservation
  • Habitat Protection including the Threatened Ecological Community Saltmarsh
  • Reduction in soil erosion
  • Improved water quality of Great Sandy Strait Ramsar Sit (wetland of international importance)

Lesson

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Reference ID

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Last updated: 16 March 2018

This page should be cited as:

Pig Control at Tandora, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/pig-control-at-tandora-315c/>.

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