Dingoes, devils may be angels in disguise

Reintroducing predators such as dingoes and tasmanian devils into landscapes may help protect Australia’s diminishing biodiversity, researchers say.

A new paper to be published in the May edition of Trends in Ecology and Evolution suggests dingoes and tasmanian devils could control invasive species, such as cats and foxes, as well as over-abundant herbivores.

We need to be quite bold and allow predators back into the landscape and see if they can reverse some of the damage we’ve done, said Dr Euan Ritchie, ecologist at Deakin University in Melbourne and lead author of the paper — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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