There is a wide range of attitudes towards nature and wildlife. This can be determined by a multitude of factors. Gaining insight into the attitudes of all stakeholders enables the development of effective management interventions.

We have already looked at several aspects of human attitudes (e.g. Indigenous Australians, graziers, mining operations). Currently, we are looking at attitudes toward wildlife and their managaement, as well as developing a scale to determine/measure the different attitudes Australians have towards wildlife.


Smith, B., Vague, A-L., & Appleby, R. (2018). Attitudes towards dingoes (Canis dingo) and their management: A case study from a mining operation in the Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1071/PC18049

van Eeden, L., Smith, B., Crowther, M., Dickman, C., & Newsome, T. (2018). ‘The dingo menace’: an historic survey of graziers’ management of an Australian carnivore. Pacific Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1071/PC18031

Appleby, R. & Smith, B. (2018). Do wild canids kill for fun? In: Wild animals and leisure: Rights and wellbeing. Editors Carr, N. and Young, J. Routledge (Routledge Research in the Ethics of Tourism Series). New York. Pages 181-209. ISBN: 1315457393, 9781315457390.

Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2009). A review of the relationship between Indigenous Australians, dingoes (Canis dingo) and domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Anthrozoös, 22, 111-128.