To this day, feral pigs continue to thrive in Hawaii's ecosystem and can be found on all main islands except Lana’i. Wild pigs are widely distributed, but found mostly in wet forests and open mountain pastures. They forage for vegetation and worms by rooting in the ground. In certain areas, feral pigs have been responsible for destroying Native Hawaiian vegetation and also spreading weed seeds throughout the islands. To prevent degradation of the local ecosystems (and because the meat is considered a local delicacy), Hawaiian wild pigs are also hunted for their meat. The meat of a wild pig is best smoked or slow-cooked in a Hawaiian-style underground oven or Imu.