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Wild Pigs Spell Trouble for North American Biodiversity

By Roberta Attanasio, IEAM Blog Editor

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A feral swine sounder causing erosion by using a wallow on Havasu National Wildlife Refuge property. Removal of these invasive feral swine supports the refuge’s mission of conservation and recovery of native wildlife. US Fish and Wildlife photo.

Wild pigs—also known as wild hogs, wild boars, feral swine, or razorbacks— are wreaking havoc around the world, from trashing European cities to invading the mystical Malaysian island of Pulau Besar by crossing coastal waters. In the US, wild pigs, aptly designated an “infestation machine,” are considered to be the most damaging invasive species. Continue reading