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NISAW Webinar: Collaboratively Addressing Feral Swine/Wild Pigs and Preparing for African Swine Fever across North America
February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Natural resource managers throughout North America have identified feral swine as a significant challenge. This invasive species has emerged as a major environmental and economic concern as populations have exploded. Not only do they destroy crops, disrupt natural habitats, and prey on native species, they also can harbor and transmit disease. They exist across North America with a population estimated at over six million. They are capable of thriving in any environment from Canada to the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as a myriad of Caribbean islands and 35 states in the USA. In this webinar, we will hear from experts from Canada, US, and Mexico on education, management, control, and coordination activities, as well as how the respective countries are preparing for African Swine Fever across the continent.
- Welcome – Elizabeth Brown and Christie Trifone Millhouse, NAISMA
- An overview of Feral Swine / Wild Pigs – Michael Marlow, USDA
- Foreign Animal Disease Risk including African Swine Fever – Wayne Lees, Manitoba Pork
- Canadian African Swine Fever Readiness and Wild Pig Strategy – Kellie Sherman, Canadian Council on Invasive Species
- U.S. Feral Swine Program and African Swine Fever Readiness – Vienna Brown, USDA APHIS WS NFSFMP
- Feral Swine Damage Management in Mexico – Luis A. Lecuona, USDA APHIS WS-IS Mexico
- North American Feral Swine Working Group – David Bergman, USDA APHIS WS NFSFMP
- Squeal on Pigs! An Awareness and Reporting Campaign – Jeanine Neskey, USDA APHIS WS NFSDMP, and Kellie Sherman, Canadian Council on Invasive Species.
- Panel Q and A