‘Dingoes were here first’: the landowners who say letting ‘wild dogs’ live pays dividends

‘Dingoes were here first’: the landowners who say letting ‘wild dogs’ live pays dividends

By their own admission, John Knight and Caroline Thomas are blow-ins to the cattle country in South Australia’s far north. An Adelaide cardiac surgeon and a clinical researcher respectively, they bought Evelyn Downs, a cattle station near the Painted Desert about 150km north of Coober Pedy, in 2006 and moved north a decade later. From […]

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Electric fences found to protect beach-nesting birds from dog-walkers

Electric fences found to protect beach-nesting birds from dog-walkers

Electric fences to protect nesting birds from people walking their dogs have been hailed a success, as popular beaches work to reduce damage from trampling. The beach at Holme-next-the-Sea in north Norfolk has breathtaking views, making it incredibly popular with visitors and dog-walkers. However, birdwatchers and conservationists have complained that its popularity has meant that […]

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