The merits of the dingo fence are hotly debated, and there have been calls to pull it down. We need a better understanding of how the mega-structure affects species that live along it.
Dingoes are not wild dogs, research reveals. Most of the 307 wild animals sampled in this study were pure dingo. Australia’s apex predator deserves our respect after thousands of years on this land.
When we co-exist with predators, it’s inevitable to have dangerous encounters, especially when they’re habituated to people.
For more than 200 years, European farmers have killed dingoes to protect livestock. But living alongside dingoes benefits nature - and actually helps graziers
Rewilding is risky but we can learn from past attempts to use it as an effective tool for conservation
When they set up remote cameras throughout the bush, scientists were not expecting to capture these small marsupials scavenging for flesh.
Feral cats double the size of domestic tabbies. Cane toads with longer legs. And dingoes with flexible joints. ‘Selection pressure’ is at work on introduced animals.
Kangaroos are essentially peace-loving herbivores, but they’re known to attack if it feels cornered – or even if it sees a human as a sparring partner.
The first high-quality Australian dingo genome gives a multi-thousand-year-old snapshot into the evolutionary history of dogs.
The answer isn’t as clear cut as you might think and depends on a number of factors, including the terrain and whether it’s pack vs pack.
Dingoes have evolved under Australian conditions. That’s just one step in the path the iconic dog has taken to become native.
The dingo fence is the longest fence in the world. The environment looks almost identical on either side — until you view it from space.
Aerial baiting has been Australia’s foremost weapon against pest species for the past 74 years. But at what cost?
Species counts drive conservation science and policy, yet a major component of biodiversity is excluded from the data: non-native species.
There is a myth that dingoes are extinct and wild dogs are all that remain in Australia. Our results show dingoes in New South Wales persist despite some mixing with domestic dogs.
Cats have lived around dogs for tens of thousands of years. So using dingoes to control feral cats will not protect our wildlife.
Reconsidering an old ecological conundrum comes up with a new perspective on migration, contact and trade in the Australia and Asia-Pacific region.
A small surcharge on dog food could massively improve conservation for Australia’s native dingos and wild dogs.
Management practices that don’t consider the history, ecology and social circumstances of dingo populations help drive their aggression towards people.
Dingoes help conservation efforts by controlling the population of feral cats.