They cause too much damage in Nuku’atea
Wild pigs are a scourge on Wallis and Futuna. They can cause major damage to crops. There are a lot of them on the islet of Nuku’atea, in the south of Wallis. This is an area of high biodiversity. The Wallis and Futuna Territorial Environment Service has therefore decided to eradicate them as part of the “protect” programme. The customary people of the Mu’a district and the families who own the islet have given their agreement. Several techniques are being used. In particular, traps have been installed on the island, but this will not be enough. That’s why three professional hunters have arrived from New Caledonia with their guns and dogs.