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Dingo (Australian Natural History)


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Many present-day Australians see the dingo as a threat and a pest to human production systems. An alternative viewpoint, which is more in tune with Indigenous culture, allows others to see the dingo as a means to improve human civilisation. The dingo has thus become trapped between the status of pest animal and totemic creature. This book helps readers to recognize this dichotomy, as a deeper understanding of dingo behaviour is now possible through new technologies which have made it easier to monitor their daily lives. GPS telemetry and passive camera traps are new technologies that provide unique ways to monitor movements of dingoes, and analyzes of their diet indicates that dietary shifts occur during the different biological seasons of dingoes, showing that they have a functional role in Australian landscapes. Dingo brings together more than 50 years of observations to provide a comprehensive portrayal of life as a dingo. Key Features: ? Provides a comprehensive overview of Australia's most controversial and iconic predator ? Discusses the role of the dingo in contemporary Australian culture and shows the conflict between reality and perception ? A positive outlook on the future of human production systems and wildlife management that accounts for climate change

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Purcell, Brad
CSIRO Publishing
Children s Nonfiction-Animals
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