Tagging and scanning for feral pigs April 17, 2015 Feral pigs are increasingly becoming a problem in Australia’s forests. Murdoch researchers are using GPS tracking and thermal imagery in an attempt to learn more about these cryptic creatures which are difficult to study. The pigs pose a threat to Australia’s natural ecosystems, landscapes and biodiversity values, impacting on the environment and agricultural resources through predation, competition, habitat degradation and disease transmission. In search of food, feral pigs dig into the soil causing the most obvious signs of destruction. They are responsible for disturbing at least 13 million tonnes of soil in the northern jarrah forest in Western Australia each year. Read more about the problem in Perspectives, on ScienceNetwork WA’s website. Print This Post Media contact: Hayley Mayne Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Research, Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics, school of veterinary and biomedical sciences Tags: feral pigs, gps tracking, perspectives, peter adams, sciencenetwork wa, thermal imagery Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!