Camera Traps – June 2023 accrued 109-cassowary sightings, 66-dingoes and 174-feral pigs.  Against the cumulative monthly average, cassowary numbers fell by less than 2%, whilst dingo-sightings increased by 174% and feral-pig numbers also grew by 134%.  Against June 2022, cassowaries were 25% fewer, dingo numbers sky-rocketed by 507% and feral-pigs also soared by 378%.

Image highlights from Camera Traps – June 2023

Cassowary capers …

4 to 5-year-old Lau-Lau running down feral pig

Manu, Leonardo & Michelangelo

Delilah, Taiga & Tex

Prudy, Manu, Leonardo & Michelangelo

Daintree Dingoes …

Dingo family at the den

Heavily pregnant female & one of last season’s pups

Red dingo from one litter earlier than the pale pup (above)

Dingoes kill feral-pigs …

… but even more importantly, dingoes displace feral-pigs entirely from areas where they are more vulnerable to dingo predation.  An elegant solution to the complete eradication of ‘Wild Dogs’ in Queensland would be achieved through the expansion of the State’s Protected Area to 100% of the State, because ‘Wild Dogs’ instantly become ‘Dingoes’ – protected native fauna – within Queensland’s Protected Areas and the natural values of the entire State would also benefit from the protective provisions of the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

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