Fraser Island Dingo Conservation and Risk Management Strategy
In July 2013, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection—in collaboration with the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing—released the Fraser Island Dingo Conservation and Risk Management Strategy.
The strategy is based on recommendations from an independent scientific peer-review of the previous 2006 Fraser Island Dingo Management Strategy (FIDMS) by environmental consultancy Ecosure Pty Ltd and an external expert Review Steering Committee.
The strategy establishes an overarching framework for the management of Fraser Island’s wild dingo population and seeks to promote the best outcomes for dingo conservation and human safety, as well as placing a strong emphasis on the importance of dingo welfare.
The strategy builds on the positive aspects of the past to advocate an approach to adaptive management of wild dingoes on Fraser Island. The strategy envisions a future where Fraser Island supports a sustainable and healthy wild dingo population that can be safely appreciated by Traditional Owners, residents, tourism operators and visitors alike.
Priority objectives within the strategy highlight the core challenges for Fraser Island’s dingo management program and the results the Queensland Government is seeking, namely dingo conservation and human safety.
The strategy includes four key programs that will form the basis of an integrated approach to managing dingoes on Fraser Island:
- risk intervention
- communication and education
- evaluation and review.
For more information about the research and evaluation and review programs, refer to the Fraser Island Dingo Strategic Research Program.
The strategy is being delivered through an implementation plan based on the four programs. The implementation plan contains detailed actions and is delivered through a cross-departmental approach, in partnership with other relevant parties.
For more information about the strategy, refer to frequently asked questions.