Since European colonisation dingos have been hunted and killed to allow the expansion of unsustainable cattle and range land farming across Australia's delicate ecosystems, pushing full blooded dingoes into extinction.
Friends of the Earth rejects the prioritisation of tourism and human utilisation of our national parks, particularly plans to open Queensland National Parks to private eco-tourism resorts, over wildlife and request the State to review culling practices to ensure ongoing survival of the species.
"The Department of Environment and Resource Management and Minister Kate Jones must review State position towards the dingo. Dingoes should receive the same treatment as wombats and koalas with relocation programs and plans that maintain the species".
"The current state of the dingo of Fraser Island is terrible, closed off from their hunting grounds and food sources, they are clearly suffering. Further talk of culling is appalling"
Further Friends of the Earth request the State Government to work in partnership with local Indigenous Traditional Owners to develop a long term management plan of Fraser Island that will ensure the National Park is protected from over use, protect the natural wildlife, and stop four wheel drive beach access.
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