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Home range and movement patterns of feral pigs in the northern jarrah forest of Western Australia

Adams, P.J., Li, A. and Fenwick, S.G. (2008) Home range and movement patterns of feral pigs in the northern jarrah forest of Western Australia. In: 21st Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference, 24 - 27 November, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Abstract

The movements and habitat use of feral pigs in the northern jarrah forest of Western Australia were examined using GPS tracking collars over a 12 month period. Collars were fitted to six feral pigs (3 male, 3 female) trapped from within the same river valley system, incorporating both private property and state forest. Home range sizes varied from 13.5 km2 (dominant boar) to 0.5 km2 (nursing sow) (minimum convex polygon method). Home range size, overlap and habitat use by each of the collared pigs was investigated for seasonal and temporal variation. Management implications for this population are discussed.

Publication Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13359
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