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 and eradicate feral goats, preventing over-grazing. They also control other herbivore pests (feral pigs and rabbits) and feral carnivores (cats and foxes).
Increasing numbers of 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, enabling management of total grazing pressure in individual paddocks. There is also little or no cost and time spent in persecuting Dingoes.
This website 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 stock production. It has been set up in conjunction with the Landholders for Dingoes Facebook page and the associated private Discussing Dingo Dogma – Landholder’s Forum. Landholders are encouraged to join in on discussions in the group. It is acknowledged and recognised that for sheep and goat producers, Dingoes can have severe impacts unless there are active measures in paddocks to protect these smaller stock.
For further information- contact Barry Traill, Landholders for Dingoes, at firstname.lastname@example.org
This short video outlines why one grazier, David Pollock, doesn’t persecute Dingoes on Wooleen Station.