Open up Sturt National Park to dingoes, say University of Sydney scientists (ABC Rural)

Jul 21, 2015, 08:47 AM

Researchers are calling for the dog fence to be moved as an experiment that looks at ways to protect threatened native species and increase biodiversity.

The aim is to let dingoes breed up in Sturt National Park, near Cameron Corner, in far north-west New South Wales, so researchers can study the role the canines play in arid lands.

University of Sydney researcher Dr Thomas Newsome said the apex predator could play an important part in managing feral pests who prey on wildlife.

"There's been ongoing interest in exploring the ecological role of the dingo," he said.