Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus


Location: Papua New Guinea

This species of tree kangaroo has been recorded from lowland and mid-montane tropical forests. They are found in both primary and degraded forests. The Grizzled Tree Kangaroo is threatened by heavy hunting for food by local people, and by habitat loss and degradation through conversion of forest to small-scale agricultural use, and large-scale oil palm plantations.

Grizzled Tree Kangaroos are looked after by @Tenkile they are vulnerable on @IUCNredlist from logging for #palmoil in #WestPapua & #PapuaNewGuinea you save them by changing your weekly shop @Boycott4Wildlife

Listed as Vulnerable because of an ongoing population decline, suspected to be more than 30% over the last generation (i.e, 10 years), and projected exceed 30% over the next two generations (i.e., 20 years), due to hunting and habitat loss and degradation from expanding agricultural activities.

IUCN Red List
Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus

Further Information

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 inustus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6431A21957669. Downloaded on 03 February 2021.

IUCN Rating vulnerable

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