Future steps

Whilst much progress has been made over the past 40 years of conservation of the pygmy hog, there is a long way to go before this species is out of danger and can be considered recovered. In 2015, a new Species Action Plan will be developed by partners to guide future conservation efforts for the species. Currently efforts are being made to raise funds to conduct reintroductions of captive-bred hogs into a third release site in Assam to establish a fourth sub-population of the species in the wild. Methods of attaching radio-telemetry tags so we can closely monitor the wild hogs and any animals due to be released are still being developed and the next trials will be conducted in 2015.

Pygmy hog - Nest