Fraser Island photo shows heartbreaking impact of humans on local dingoes trends now
A shocking photo of a dingo lying dead on top of tyre tracks on a beach shows the heartbreaking impact of tourism on Fraser Island.
Queensland's tourism board shared a photo of the animal on a beach on the island, also known by its Indigenous title K'gari, surrounded by tyre tracks in the sand with a sign reading 40km/h to the right.
Rangers do not know who killed the animal, and are pleading for public support to track down the culprit.
Ranger Dan Novak said in a statement that drivers and tourists on the island need to be aware of dingoes, which are known locally as wongari, and that retrieving the animal's body is distressing for the Butchulla Traditional Owners of the land.
A shocking photo of a dingo laying dead on the beach shows the heartbreaking impact of tourism on Fraser Island
'K'gari is the wongari's place so we need to give them space, and rangers have installed new signage to remind drivers to be dingo-aware,' he said.