WESTERN AUSTRALIAN

DINGO ASSOCIATION

 

Scientific / DNA of Dingoes


Red-List

The Dingo has been red-listed as Vulnerable by the the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the Canid Specialist Group


Canid Specialist Group Listing


The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species -

Canis lupus ssp. dingo

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ONE GENE DOTH NOT A HYBRID MAKE –

the clever semantics of classification of the dingo as “wild-dog”


By Lyn Watson, Dingo Discovery Centre, Victoria


There is no doubt at all that the advent of a DNA test for dingo identity has been the greatest advance for scientific studies into our special canine.


I am afraid to call him a dog, or even a wolf. He really is neither.


Scientific nomenclature still has two labels on him. Canis lupus dingo and canis familiaris dingo. Each version will of course be utilised as it suits each individual or group, or government body, dependent upon their future plans for him. I fear that the DNA laboratory test may well prove to be a two edged sword for us involved in the crusade, of conservation.   [more]

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Scientific


Dr.Michael Parsons is an incredible man, assisting the environment and the conservation of the dingo at the same time.

He and his team are prooving one of the many benifits of the dingo in our eco-system.


They have discovered that above all other scents, kangaroos are terrified of the scent of the dingo. Now he is attempting to synthesize the chemical properties within the urine to assist in the rehabilitation of mine sites, lowering road kill incedents and preventing kangaroos from eating areas of revegitation.


WA dingo Association would like to congratulate Dr.Parsons and his team for all their work and wish him all the best in his research.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200606/s1672628.htm



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