Welcome, It's Friday, April 18, 2014
Welcome to the International Wild Pig Conference website! For over the past year (and for the coming year) we have been working diligently to put together a first-class conference to showcase the latest in wild pig research and management. As with our previous wild pig conferences, we anticipate another highly informative forum on wild pig biology, genetics, and behavior, damage assessment, diseases issues, management techniques, and human dimensions of wild pig management for managers, researchers, and policy makers.
New to wild pig management? No problem, we got you covered! New for this year is our Technical Training Session that will be held on Monday, April 14. Featuring wild pig experts from around the country, this full-day session will be your introduction to "Everything Wild Pig" from defining the scope of the problem,to wild pig biology and ecology, to the pros and cons of various in-the-field management techniques. Our goal is to provide you everything you need to know about wild pigs and their management in 8 hours! Needless to say, this session will be jam-packed with science-based information and will move along at a quick pace.
We hope that you join us!
Mark Smith and Steve Ditchkoff
On behalf of the Wild Pig Conference Committee
Damage caused by wild pigs is one of the greatest concerns to wildlife biologists and managers today. Wild pigs have the potential to cause ecological and economical destruction far surpassing any other invasive exotic vertebrate. The adaptive and prolific nature of these animals along with their capabilities for widespread devastation places their management as one of the top priorities for wildlife scientists. The International Wild Pig Conference is the only forum in the world that provides federal, state, and private stakeholders a venue to discuss biological, financial, and social implications specific to wild pig subsistence in our ecosystems. The conference will assemble experienced managers as well as those new to the wild pig industry in a professional, educational atmosphere. Please visit our website links to find out how you can participate in the 2014 Wild Pig Conference!