Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi

Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi

Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi

Endangered

Location: Papua New Guinea

The Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo is a marsupial species that is now restricted to montane tropical forest; they were formerly present in areas of lowland forest.

Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos are cheeky tree-dwelling #marsupials, endangered in #PapuaNewGuinea by #hunting and #palmoil #deforestation. Support their survival by saying NO to #palmoil #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife

This species is highly threatened by hunting for food and is traded internally for cultural reasons by local people, and additionally by habitat loss through local deforestation for wood and timber, and by shifting cultivation and coffee plantations and rice (dryland), wheat and also oil palm. Listed as Endangered based on an ongoing population decline of at least 50% over the past three generations (i.e., 30 years) due to actual levels of exploitation from hunting and a decline in habitat quality. They have been pushed out of significant portions of their range.

Further Information

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Leary, T., Seri, L., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A., James, R., Dickman, C., Aplin, K., Flannery, T., Martin, R. & Salas, L. 2016. Dendrolagus goodfellowi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6429A21957524. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T6429A21957524.en. Downloaded on 26 January 2021.

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