The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) is a unique
species that originally occurred throughout sub-Saharan Africa with large home
ranges. The African wild dog is considered to be of great conservation
importance, as they are classified as the most endangered carnivore in southern
Africa with populations continuing to decline.
Staff members from varying agencies of DPIPWE assessed the
African wild dog as being moderately dangerous to
humans, having a low establishment risk with an extreme consequence of
establishment. Consequently, the assessment concluded that the risk posed by
importing African wild dog into Tasmania would be serious.
The risk assessment is available for viewing on the DPIPWE