Tracking Feral Pigs and Buffaloes

May 16th, 2017

The DSS Group will contribute to a new project to develop real-time tracking of feral pigs and buffaloes in remote North Australia. The project brings together CSIRO, James Cook University (JCU) and three Aboriginal organisations through a Department of Agriculture grant.

In remote Northern Australia properties are vast with limited seasonal access. In these large connected landscapes feral pigs and buffalo are controlled on an annual basis with limited success despite significant investment in time and money. This project will develop an Internet of Things low power network connected with advanced low cost tracking devices and big data analytical techniques to develop a real time pest species tracking system including environmental sensors.

Using these data, scientists and land managers will work together to develop end user products that will be used to inform strategic integrated pest management programmes.

The project was recently announced by the Department of Agriculture and reported on by  Farm Online, The Land, and The Inverell Times.