Vogelkop Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus ursinus

Vogelkop Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus ursinus

Vogelkop Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus ursinus


Location: West Papua (Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea

The Vogelkop Tree Kangaroo is a shy marsupial that lives in deep in the Arfak Mountains in Indonesian occupied #Papua #PapuaNewGuinea, they have undergone rapid decline due to #palmoil #deforestation. You can help them #Boycott4Wildlife

The Vogelkop Tree Kangaroo is listed as Vulnerable because they are suspected to have undergone at least a 30% population reduction in the last three generations (i.e., 30 years) that has not ceased, due to hunting pressures and loss of habitat.It is a montane tropical forest species, although it occurred historically in lowland forest. This species is threatened by hunting by local people for food, and through loss of habitat by conversion of forest to cultivated land. Flannery (1995) indicates that it has been eliminated from the more densely populated parts of the Arfak Mountains.

Further Information

IUCN Rating vulnerable

Tenkile Conservation Alliance

Leary, T., Seri, L., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A., James, R., Dickman, C., Aplin, K., Salas, L., Flannery, T. & Bonaccorso, F. 2016. Dendrolagus ursinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6434A21956516. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T6434A21956516.en. Downloaded on 26 January 2021.

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