‘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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How kangaroos could be jeopardising conservation efforts across Australia

How kangaroos could be jeopardising conservation efforts across Australia

The experimental fencing had gone up to keep the rabbits out, but the ground inside the conservation area at Yathong in central New South Wales had still been nibbled and munched bare. “It was completely denuded,” says Prof Mike Letnic. “It was like a moonscape.” The culprit? Australia’s most ubiquitous marsupial: the kangaroo. “There’s this perception […]

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