The Dingo for Biodiversity Project is founded on five core ethical premises which we seek to embody and promote. These are the virtues of compassion, nonviolence, humbleness, kinship and inclusivity. Each of these virtues express themselves in specific ways within a project dedicated to dingo conservation.
All wildlife, regardless of nativity, have intrinsic value and should be treated with respect and compassion. Cane toads are just as valued and appreciated as dingoes.
Conservation and farming practices must follow the wildlife friendly principle of nonviolence. There is no room for killing and harming wildlife in ethical conservation and farming.
Dingoes are ecologically suited to limiting the population densities of some wildlife (e.g. foxes). Humans are not. Time to face it.
The wellbeing and ecological function of many animals, including dingoes, emerges from their social bonds. To be an ally of dingoes means that we take these relationships of kinship seriously. The threat to dingoes from humans is not extinction, it is the loss of family and other pack members.
All wild-living canids in Australia are dingoes (Canis dingo). "Hybridisation" does not change that. Valuing dingoes based on ideas of purity mirrors human ideologies of race.