Dr John Kingston, Veterinary Advisor to Australia's National Dingo Preservation and Recovery Program, says that the internationally beloved dingoes of Fraser Island (K'Gari) have all but disappeared from their beach territories as government authorities condemn survivors to a cruel death by starvation.
Fraser Island dingoes
Fraser Island provides the last opportunity to secure the protection of purebred Dingoes. It is therefore our obligation to look after them as we look after elephants, tigers, lions, rhinos,monkeys etc.
(dingo searching for food on Fraser Island- Jennifer Parkhurst photographer)
On 10th August 2014 a Special Event is being held by Animal Active Australia to raise money towards printing costs for a new campaign for the Dingoes of Fraser Island.
This campaign seeks to raise awareness and gather accurate information about the plight of the Fraser Island Dingoes from the Queensland government.
The President of the National Dingo Preservation and Recovery Program (NDPRP), Jennifer Parkhurst, labelled the Queensland government’s recently conducted review of the Fraser Island Dingo Management Strategy a bitter disappointment. They outcome of the policy review to be a whitewash, with very little being done in practice to shift the focus of the management strategy to dingo conservation.
Azaria Chamberlain was just nine weeks old when she disappeared on Aug. 17, 1980, from a camping ground near Ayer's Rock, (now known as Uluru), in Australia's outback.
Lindy Chamberlain said soon after that she saw a dingo leaving the family's tent with the baby in its mouth. Azaria's body has never been found.