Ecosure was commissioned by Queensland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) to conduct an objective scientific review of the Fraser Island Dingo Management Strategy (FIDMS), located off Maryborough.
The FIDMS was released in 2001 with the objectives of ensuring the sustainability of a wild dingo population on Fraser Island, reducing the risk to humans and providing visitors with a safe opportunity to view dingoes in an environment as near as possible to their natural state.
We evaluated the FIDMS through independent review of relevant information, data compilation and statistical analysis, stakeholder consultation (including the Fraser Island World Heritage Area Committees) and community engagement.
The resulting report included recommendations that will improve risk management and visitor safety while ensuring a sustainable Fraser Island dingo population. A steering committee was also established to oversee the review process and to provide recommendations to the Minister for EHP based on our review report. The report has been released to the community and received favourable response from key stakeholders.