Huon Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus matschiei
Location: Papua New Guinea
Huon Tree Kangaroo have a cute teddy-like face and a monkey-like tail. In #PapuaNewGuinea and #WestPapua they are endangered by #palmoil #deforestation and #mining. Support them in the supermarket #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4WildlifeTweet
Adorable creatures with a teddy-like face and simian looking tail, Huon Tree Kangaroos live in Papua New Guinea. They are classified as endangered due to ongoing destruction of their natural rainforest home for #palmoil and #mining throughout their range. There are estimated to be <2,500 individual kangaroos left alive. Help them every time you shop and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife
The Huon Tree Kangaroo is found in tropical montane and upper montane forests between 1000 and 3300 m asl. A recent study of the ranging behaviour of 15 individuals in upper montane forests (circa 3000 m asl). The human population of the Huon Peninsula is growing rapidly. The Huon Tree Kangaroo is threatened by overhunting by local people, habitat loss due to conversion of forest to subsistence agricultural use and general human encroachment.
Listed as Endangered because the number of mature individuals is expected to be less than 2,500 based on their naturally low population density and small extent of occurrence (restricted to high elevations), there is a continuing population decline due to hunting pressures and habitat loss, and all individuals are contained within a single subpopulation.
You can support the conservation of this animal:
Ziembicki, M. & Porolak, G. 2016. Dendrolagus matschiei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6433A21956650. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T6433A21956650.en. Downloaded on 26 January 2021.
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