The dingo: from sinner to saviour

Dingoes play a vital role in reducing damage caused by kangaroos, foxes and feral cats, according to University of Tasmania’s Chris Johnson and his colleagues.

Dingoes help sustain biodiversity.

They’ve discovered that Australia’s dingoes, far from being vermin, sustain biodiversity and can help land managers control kangaroo populations and suppress invasive species.

For their innovative approach to conservation, Chris and his team have won the 2013 Australian Museum NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research.

Photo: Dingoes help sustain biodiversity.