Arfak Ringtail Pseudochirulus schlegeli

Arfak Ringtail Pseudochirulus schlegeli

Arfak Ringtail Pseudochirulus schlegeli


Location: West Papua (Indonesia)

The Arfak Ringtail is a rare and little-known species is restricted to the Arfak mountains in the Vogelkop Peninsula in Papua Province, Indonesia on the island of New Guinea. This ringtail is known from a handful of localities, but there is reason to believe that this species occurs throughout the Arfaks. This species is listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it occurs at less than five locations, and it is experiencing continuing decline in habitat due to human encroachment, and in the number of mature individuals due to hunting. It is threatened by hunting for food by local people, and also by conversion of suitable forest habitat to cultivated land.

Arfak Ringtails are cute marsupials vulnerable on @IUCNredlist living in #WestPapua regions of conflict for #mining illegal #land dispossession and #palmoil #deforestation. Protect them and #Boycott4Wildlife in your weekly shop

Further Information

IUCN Rating vulnerable

Tenkile Conservation Alliance

Helgen, K., Dickman, C. & Salas, L. 2016. Pseudochirulus schlegeli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40641A21962129. Downloaded on 26 January 2021.

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