Since the arrival of the dingo in Australia 4000 years ago, wild dogs have been a part of the Australian landscape. Although generally attributed to having a negative impact on native ecosystems through predation, wild dogs can have a positive impact by reducing the number of feral species, which may compete with native species for the same resources.

Wild dogs have been sited at the Kables sands quarry but little is known about them and/or any role they may play in the adjacent environment. Quarries may act to attract wild dogs to a region by providing an open clear space, facilitating predation. Thus quarries indirectly through the actions of wild dogs may facilitate native biodiversity in adjacent habitats by reducing the number of feral species or conversely, contribute to its decline by consuming native fauna. This project will seek to quantify the number of dogs visiting the quarry and elucidate their role in the local landscape – pests or biodiversity facilitators.  

Perfect Timing

We caught a very wet Kangaroo mid hop!

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20Sep

Wild dog behaviour

Ever since Dingos arrived in Australia approximately 4000 years ago they have preyed upon Kangaroo populations. Today, this behaviour still persists.

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03Sep

On the prowl

Our dogs are not alone.

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22Aug

Another quarry dog

We captured a new dog on our cameras this round.

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17Aug

So many tracks!

A wallaby, fox and rabbit.

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10Aug

Wild Dog

This wild dog is sniffing an area where a fox was stalking its prey the previous night.

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08Aug

Our National Icon!

See our most famous animal in its natural environment!

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05Aug

Follow me on Instagram

I now have Instagram https://www.instagram.com/clarencewilddogs/

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03Aug

Perfect Prints

I could not have asked for better tracks.

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01Aug

Camera Sensitivity

This photo demonstrates how sensitive our cameras are, this is a bird drinking in a small body of water at the quarry. The movement of this bird set off the camera. We are confident that if there is a dog near our camera, we will capture it.

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14Jul

Introducing our first quarry dog.

Our secret eyes are working!

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15Jun

Footprints

We know we are on the right path, lets see what we find.

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04Jun

Our Secret Eye!

We may not be there, but we are watching!

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04Jun

Sunrise at the Quarry

Its very quiet and very beautiful!

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29May

Orientation Day!

What an amazing site!

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28Apr
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