Charge of the Feral Swine Working Group:
The AFWA Feral Swine Working Group was established to further AFWA’s purpose of promoting the conservation and management of wildlife resources by: Developing effective, science-based management recommendations for stakeholders, implementing recommendations and advising the AFWA Directors on issues relating to feral swine policy and administration, funding opportunities, and research and management opportunities. Additionally, the FSWG will provide opportunity for its members to collaborate and exchange information on matters relating to feral swine management within North America.
New: Research and Analysis of Policy and Law to Prevent Translocation of Live Feral Swine
The willful or accidental introduction of feral swine into suitable habitats across North America is perhaps one of our most serious conservation issues (VerCauteren et al 2020). Inconsistencies in state policies and laws regarding the transport/translocation of feral swine undermine state agencies’ efforts to prevent expansion and reduce the impact of these animals (Smith 2020). Agencies with jurisdiction requested a study to identify these inconsistencies, gaps, and trends that hamper their ability to effectively control the human-induced spread of feral swine. There is also a need to assess the effectiveness of these policies, regulations, and statutes for their ability to effectively control the movement and spread of feral swine.
Links to other Feral Swine sites:
Midwest Associaiton of Fish and Wildlife Agencies ad hoc Feral Swine Committee
Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Wild Hog Working Group
National Wild Pig Task Force
USDA-APHIS National Feral Swine Damage Managment Program