The Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP) is asking the public to join the effort to detect wild pigs throughout the province, before they establish further.
They are encouraging members of the public who own trail cameras to set them up in areas where there have been signs or sightings of wild pigs. Participants who think they have seen a wild pig are asked to take a photo, mark the location, and report it to the ISAP Hotline at 1-800-563-7711 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To set up trail cams more effectively, participants are asked to read the OFAH Wild Pig Trail Camera Detection Protocol at www.ofah.org/wp-content/ uploads/2021/03/ WildPigProtocolweb.pdf.
“The early detection of free-ranging wild pigs is vital to preventing the establishment of the species,” an ISAP bulletin noted.