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ResourcesSearching for the New Guinea dingo in Papua New Guinea

Summary: The New Guinea dingo is elusive in its highland home. This project embodies a three-decade long quest to find free-ranging New Guinea dingoes and describe the cultural connection between New Guinea dingoes and Indigenous Papuans whilst gathering information about their possible distribution in New Guinea. DNA samples collected from suspected dingoes and village dogs will be studied to identify traces of dingo. 

Researchers involved: Rose Singadan, Janice Koler-Matznick, Kylie Cairns, Benjamin Allen.

Links to project: None.

Photo credit: Rose Singadan