The Dingo Debate

The Dingo Debate : Origins, Behaviour and Conservation

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The Dingo Debate explores the intriguing and relatively unknown story of Australia's most controversial animal - the dingo. Throughout its existence, the dingo has been shaped by its interactions with human societies. With this as a central theme, the book traces the story of the dingo from its beginnings as a semi-domesticated wild dog in South-east Asia, to its current status as a wild Australian native animal under threat of extinction.

The Dingo Debate reveals the real dingo beneath the popular stereotypes, providing an account of the dingo's behaviour, ecology, impacts and management according to scientific and scholarly evidence rather than hearsay. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in Australian natural history, wild canids, and the relationship between humans and carnivores.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 170 x 245 x 20mm | 813g
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Colour plates, photographs, illustrations
  • 1486300294
  • 9781486300297
  • 443,009

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"The editor and five additional experts have done a masterful job of bringing together facts, prejudices and folklore about the quintessential-ly Australian ]immigrant, the dingo." - Biological Conservation
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About Bradley Smith

Dr Bradley Smith is a Research Fellow in Human and Animal Psychology. He has spent the last decade conducting experimental and observational studies of dingoes in both captive and wild settings, and investigating the dingo's controversial past. He currently serves as director of the Australian Dingo Foundation and scientific advisor for one of Australia's largest dingo sanctuaries.

With contributions by Rob Appleby, Chris Johnson, Damian Morrant, Peter Savolainen and Lyn Watson.
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