How predators can help prevent extinction

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When hunters become the hunted, the environmental effects are far more wide-reaching than we think.

Listen as Dr Euan Ritchie from Deakin’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences explores the importance of biodiversity and why we need to work with natural predators, not against them.

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'We kill dingoes because, sometimes, they harm livestock, but this might create other headaches, like more foxes, cats and kangaroos, leading to fewer native animals and plants.'

Dr Euan Ritchie,
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

This podcast is part of the Tram Talks series, a range of mini lectures from Deakin’s greatest thinkers – they’re all bite-size and perfect for your daily commute.

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Dr Euan Ritchie
Dr Euan Ritchie

Senior Lecturer, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University
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