Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus Spilocuscus wilsoni

Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus Spilocuscus wilsoni

Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus Spilocuscus wilsoni

Critically Endangered

Location: West Papua (Indonesia)

The Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus is listed as Critically Endangered because of a continuing drastic population decline, inferred to be more than 80% from the rate and extent of habitat loss in the last 10 years due to massive deforestation on Biak-Supiori and from levels of exploitation. This species is threatened by rapid, ongoing deforestation of suitable habitat, and by hunting for food and collection as a pets by local people.


The Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus is critically endangered #marsupial @IUCNRedList in #WestPapua Help them keep their forest home with some simple changes to how you shop #Boycott4Wildlife


Further Information

iucn-rating-critically-endangered

Aplin, K. & Helgen, K. 2016. Spilocuscus wilsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136443A21950078. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T136443A21950078.en. Downloaded on 26 January 2021.

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