We collaborate with scientists and university students on research to understand the impact of ferals, the benefits to native species of controlling them, and the best control methods.
The role of Dingoes as suppressors of ferals
Dingoes are Australia’s apex predator and are an important part of the ecology, keeping natural systems in balance. Perhaps counter-intuitively, a healthy Dingo population is good for small to medium-sized mammals, reptiles and birds as cats and foxes avoid them.
Unlike cats and foxes, Dingoes prefer larger prey (e.g. wallabies, kangaroos) so there are less predators of small to medium fauna. Dingoes also regulate numbers of feral herbivores such as goats, deer and rabbits, which helps native species.