NOOSA will be helping restore the savaged reputation of the dingo thanks to the efforts of people like Tewantin's Marie-Louise Sarjeant, who is personal assistant to dingo activist Jennifer Parkhurst.
Ms Sarjeant is thrilled that Maryborough's Training and Employment Support Service (TESS) sanctuary manager Ray Revill has received permission from wildlife authorities to have two of these maligned and misunderstood animals meet and greet the public at the Noosa Festival of Water on June 24 at Lake Macdonald.
"By introducing people to Ray's gentle dingoes, we aim to educate people and help remove the fear that has been perpetrated about these interesting animals," Ms Sarjeant said.
She believes this public display will be a state first.
"The Save Fraser Island Dingoes and the National Dingo Preservation and Recovery Program have been working tirelessly with their volunteers who have a passion to save the dingoes on Fraser Island from extinction," Ms Sarjeant said.
"Most people are not aware that the Fraser Island dingo is the last of a pure strain of Australian dingo and is considered to be at high risk of extinction in the wild."