Radiocarbon dating on the oldest dingo bones ever found has sparked a re-think of the arrival date for Australia’s iconic canines.
Photographer Gary Meredith is dedicated to capturing a side of dingoes that people aren’t used to.
Australian farmers have historically been against dingoes on their lands. But in a bid to adapt to changing conditions, some are embracing the predators and their potential.
Australia’s ‘native’ dog, the dingo, is loved or loathed, depending on what side of the fence you’re on. To Indigenous people they are a revered totem; to graziers they are public enemy number one, while some scientists see them as an environmental saviour. Dingoes often find themselves in no-man’s land. Read more in Amanda Burdon’s feature on the place of the dingo in Australia – and see more of Jason Edward’s stunning shots – in AG#136.
It’s hoped the new litter will help educate the public about the important role of this vulnerable Aussie species in the ecosystem.
Research shows that the diet of Fraser Island dingoes ranges from bandicoots to iPods. What can be done to maintain a healthy population on the island?
Australia’s largest land predator has been found to be resistant to one of its biggest threats – changes in skull shape caused by cross-breeding with domestic dogs.