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Social impacts of wild dogs – a review of literature

This literature review forms part of a larger social research project, ‘Wild dog management in Australia — a landscape approach to management including pests, people and place’, funded by Australian Wool Innovation Ltd (AWI). The larger project aims to understand how wild dog management can support wool producers to remain in the industry. Specifically the […]

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Report
Year
2013
Author
Thompson L-J, Aslin H, Ecker S, Please P & Trestrail C

Intraguild relationships between sympatric predators exposed to lethal control: predator manipulation experiments

  Introduction Terrestrial top-predators are expected to regulate and stabilise food webs through their consumptive and non-consumptive effects on sympatric mesopredators and prey. The lethal control of top-predators has therefore been predicted to inhibit top-predator function, generate the release of mesopredators and indirectly harm native fauna through trophic cascade effects. Understanding the outcomes of lethal […]

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Journal Article
Year
2013
Author
Benjamin L Allen, Lee R Allen, Richard M Engeman and Luke K-P Leung

Influence of dingoes on sheep distribution in Australia

  Objective To describe the influence of the dingo (Canis lupus dingo) on the past, present and future distributions of sheep in Australia. Design The role of the dingo in the rise and fall of sheep numbers is reviewed, revised data are provided on the present distribution and density of sheep and dingoes, and historical […]

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Journal Article
Year
2013
Author
Ben Allen and Peter West

The molecular ecology of Australian wild dogs: hybridisation, gene flow and genetic structure at multiple geographic scales

Advances in molecular ecology, particularly over the past two decades, have allowed studies of populations to extend to increasingly broad geographic and temporal scales without sacrificing detail. Limitations on sample numbers and types are decreasing, as efficiency and techniques for extracting DNA from sub-optimal sources (such as hair or scats) improve. In this thesis I […]

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Year
2011
Author
Danielle Stephens

A comment on the distribution of historical and contemporary livestock grazing across Australia: Implications for using dingoes for biodiversity conservation

Understanding the causes of faunal declines is important for preserving Australia’s threatened fauna. Both predation and livestock grazing have been investigated as potential causes of declines, but some studies struggle to account for historical grazing impacts due to the lack of historical information on livestock distribution and grazing intensity. This article summarises some trends in […]

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Year
2011
Author
Benjamin L. Allen

Sniffer dog switched on to mammal protection

In more ways than one, dogs may be a major part of the solution to Australia’s enormous feral cat problem, which is devastating native mammal populations in the country’s north. In recent times, no other nation has seen as many of its mammals disappear, with 24 species – mostly small and medium-sized marsupials – becoming […]

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Year
2010
Author
Adam Barclay

Skin and bone: observations of dingo scavenging during a chronic food shortage

Dingo (Canis lupus dingo and hybrids) diet studies primarily rely on analyses of prey remains found in stomachs or scats (i.e. faeces). However, dingoes are also scavengers, and doubt may remain as to whether or not a given item found in a stomach/scat was killed or scavenged. This paper briefly reports some incidental observations of […]

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Year
2010
Author
Benjamin L. Allen

A novel observation of dingoes (Canis lupus dingo) attacking a swimming eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)

The dingo (Canis lupus dingo) is a keystone species in Australian ecosystems. The current study reports four dingoes observed attacking a swimming eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) in the Wollondilly River, New South Wales. It is proposed that kangaroos need to stand at a certain depth of water to escape an attack by dingoes. If […]

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Year
2010
Author
Brad V. Purcell

Prevalence of threatened native species in canid scats from coastal and near-coastal landscapes in south-eastern Australia

Predator scat analysis was used to infer the potential impact of wild dogs (Canis lupus dingo, C. l. familiaris and hybrids of the two) on threatened native terrestrial mammals in coastal and near-coastal southern New South Wales, Australia. Prey items recorded in wild dog scats were compared with those occurring in scats of the red […]

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Year
2010
Author
Andrew W. Claridge, Douglas J. Mills and Simon C. Barry

Public attitudes to current and proposed forms of pest animal control

This report identifies and reviews Australasian and international research on public attitudes towards current and proposed forms of control for invasive animals. The review is primarily intended as an information resource for those involved in researching and managing the impacts of animal pests in Australia and New Zealand. Animals covered in the review include: foxes, […]

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Report
Year
2009
Author
Gerard Fitzgerald

Wild dogs in the Australian Alps

Fact sheet by the Australian Alps Wild Dog Working Group, made up of representatives from Parks Victoria; the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Water Resources; ACT Parks, Conservation and Lands; and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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Fact Sheet
Year
2008
Author
Australian Alps Wild Dog Working Group

Use of sodium flouroacetate (compound 1080) in the control of dingoes I. Meat bait preparation techniques

Injection and mixing techniques for the preparation of fresh meat baits containing sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) were evaluated. Both techniques produced baits containing variable quantities of 1080. The injection of 1 ml of 6.0-mg ml-‘ 1080 and 0.5 ml of 13.6-mg ml-‘ 1080 solution produced baits containing (mean ± SD) 2.9 ± 0.6 and 3.5 ± […]

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Journal Article
Year
1987
Author
Kramer, H. L., Merrell, P. W. and Burren, B. J.

The Sensitivity of Australian Animals to 1080 Poison VI.* Bandicoots

Bandicoots are more tolerant to 1080 poison than are most other mammals in eastern Australia. LD50S obtained for Isoodon obesulus, Perameles nasuta and P. gunni ranged from c. 5.4 to 7.7 mg kg-‘. Signs of poisoning observed were typical of those for insectivores and carnivores and first appeared at from 2 h to over 7 […]

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Journal Article
Year
1983
Author
McIlroy, J. C.

Echinococcus granulosus in farm dogs and dingoes in south eastern Queensland

Twenty-nine farms with a prevalence of greater than 20% of hydatidosis in cattle were visited in south eastern Queensland between August and December 1982. All farms carried beef cattle but none sheep. Twenty-four had dingoes and wallabies but only 8 had feral pigs. On 17 farms either macropods were killed for dog food or dogs […]

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Journal Article
Year
1985
Author
Baldock F. C., Thompson R. C., Kumaratilake, L. M. and Shield, J.

Surplus killing by introduced predators in Australia–evidence for ineffective anti-predator adaptations in native prey species?

Australian examples of surplus killing by mammalian predators were collated. These included surplus killing of native mammals and birds by foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and stock, native mammals and native birds by dingoes (Canis lupus dingo). We found no examples of surplus killing by feral cats (Felis catus). Incidents collated include historical anecdotes of surplus killing […]

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Journal Article
Year
2002
Author
Short, J., Kinnear, JE. and Robley, A.

Habitat selection by feral cats and dingoes in semi-arid woodland environment in central Australia

Habitat use by feral cats and dingoes was examined within a heterogeneous semi-arid woodland site in central Australia over 2 years. Density estimates of feral cats based on tracks were higher in mulga habitat than in open habitat. Isodar analysis implied that this pattern of habitat use by feral cats was consistent with the consumer-resource […]

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Journal Article
Year
2002
Author
Edwards, G. P., De Preu, N., Crealy, V. and Shakeshaft, B. J.

The behavioural ecology of dingoes in North-western Australia. III. Hunting and feeding behaviour, and diet

Observations from aerial radio-tracking were used together with analysis of scat and stomach samples to investigate the feeding ecology of dingoes, Canis familiaris dingo, on the lower Fortescue River in Western Australia. Between 1977 and 1984, 1948 records of hunting and feeding were obtained, and 352 scats and 119 stomachs were collected. Dingoes preyed predominantly […]

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Journal Article
Year
1992
Author
Thomson, P. C.

Introduced mammal eradications for nature conservation on Western Australian islands: A review

There are about 3400 islands off the Western Australian coast, many of which have high nature conservation values. Eleven species of introduced mammals occur or occurred on 124 islands, including three domestic animals (horse, camel and sheep) that have not become feral. In addition, Aborigines introduced dingoes to at least four islands before European settlement. […]

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Conference or Workshop Proceedings
Year
2002
Author
Burbidge, A. A. and Morris, K. D.

Wild Dog Policy

Wild dogs, including dingoes, may cause substantial losses to livestock. They may also have significant impacts upon the distribution and abundance of native wildlife. However, there is an expectation that the dingo should be conserved because it arrived in Australia prior to European settlement. Furthermore, wild dogs in general may play an important role in […]

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Policy Document
Year
2005
Author
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

What is possible to ensure that existing control methods are more humane?

A paradigm that seeks to encourage best practice use of vertebrate pest control techniques must also actively promote their continuous improvement. This acknowledges that the community has diverse expectations of vertebrate pest control that may change with time and context; as will the general public acceptability of different techniques. There are many possibilities for improving […]

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Conference or Workshop Proceedings
Year
2003
Author
Marks, C.A.