Could dingoes follow the Tasmanian tiger to extinction?

The persecution of dingoes has reduced their distribution and could accelerate the demise of this species, says Australia’s peak professional ecological body, the Ecological Society of Australia.

‘Native dingoes are classified as a pest across much of Australia, and so are persecuted for similar reasons to what happened to the now extinct Tasmanian tiger,’ said Dr Aaron Greenville, lead author of the Ecological Society of Australia’s ‘Hot Topic’ published today.

Read more in our media release.