Several authors have recently argued that dingoes could be used to help conserve biodiversity in Australia. Fleming et al. (2012) [Australian Mammalogy 34, 119–131] offer the alternative view that restoration of dingo predation is unlikely to help native species, and is more likely to do harm. We think many of the arguments used by Fleming et al. to reach that conclusion are either unsound or beside the point, and we explain why.
Field of Research
060202 Community Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology) 050103 Invasive Species Ecology 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Socio Economic Objective
960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales