Dingoes are important in maintaining the environmental health of Australian landscapes. Increasing evidence from scientific research and from on-ground observations by land managers show that they control kangaroos, preventing over-grazing. They also control and in some cases eradicate feral herbivore pests (goats, pigs and rabbits) and feral carnivores (foxes and cats).
Increasing numbers of cattle graziers acknowledge the distinct business advantages of maintaining Dingo populations on their properties: fewer competing kangaroos and feral animals in the landscape lead to greater pasture production, and the costs and time spent in persecuting Dingoes is reduced.
This site has been established to provide access to some of the latest research and observations on the benefits of Dingoes in landscapes, both environmentally and for cattle production. It has been set up as a background page for a Facebook discussion site for graziers – Landholders for Dingoes. It is acknowledged and recognised that for sheep and goat producers Dingoes in a district can have severe impacts unless there are active measures in paddocks to protect these smaller stock.
For more information, contact:
Dr Barry Traill