Tag Archives: dingoes

DOG004: Ground baiting of wild dogs with 1080

Wild dogs, which include feral domestic dogs, dingoes and their hybrids, prey on livestock causing significant impact on agricultural production. Methods of control include poisoning with sodium fluoroacetate (commonly known as 1080), trapping, shooting, exclusion fencing, aversion and use of livestock guarding animals. Lethal baiting is considered to be the most cost-effective control method currently […]

DOG003: Ground Shooting of Wild Dogs

Shooting of wild dogs is undertaken by government vertebrate pest control officers, landholders and professional or experienced amateur shooters. Shooting is usually an opportunistic method of control although it can be used to target specific problem animals. It is labour intensive and considered an ineffective technique to reduce populations of wild dogs over extensive areas. […]

DOG005: Aerial baiting of wild dogs with 1080

Wild dogs, which include feral domestic dogs, dingoes and their hybrids, prey on livestock causing significant impact on agricultural production. Methods of control include poisoning with sodium monofluoroacetate (1080), trapping, shooting, exclusion fencing, aversion and use of livestock guarding animals. Lethal baiting is considered to be the most cost-effective control currently available and is the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ± […]

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 […]