Fraser dingo cull unlikely to have long-term impact: study
A STUDY from the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management has found the culling of dangerous dingoes on Fraser Island is unlikely to have a long-term impact on the population's growth rate.
The study, Balancing dingo conservation with human safety on Fraser Island: the numerical and demographic effects of humane destruction of dingoes, found that no more than four female dingoes were destroyed during the dingoes' annual mating and whelping seasons.
Dingo abundance was found to be between 76 and 171 adults during the mating season of 2012.
A total of 110 dingoes have been destroyed on the island since 2001.
About 66% of the dingoes destroyed were more than 18 months of age and 65 of those dingoes were male.
"Adverse effects of humane destructions might be expected to increase if a substantially greater proportion of adult and/or female dingoes are targeted for destruction," the study concluded.
A spokeswoman from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service said the study supported the "current management measures to protect the dingo population and human safety on Fraser Island".