Lowlands Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus spadix

Lowlands Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus spadix

Lowlands Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus spadix

Vulnerable

Location: Papua New Guinea

The Lowlands Tree Kangaroo is found in lowland tropical forests where they are associated with karst habitats. Little more is known about the natural history of this species.

The Lowlands Tree Kangaroo is hunted for food locally, but this may not have been a significant threat until recently because of low human population density within their range, due largely to the region’s inhospitable limestone topography. However, there are now logging concessions over almost 75% of the species inferred range. There has presumably been significant habitat disturbance and reduction in habitat quality as a result of logging – although how resilient the species might be to these changes is unknown. New roads associated with petroleum and gas developments and logging have provide access to karst areas that were previously inaccessible.

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There are now logging concessions over almost 75% of the species inferred range. There has presumably been significant habitat disturbance and reduction in habitat quality as a result of logging

IUCN Red List

Further Information

IUCN Rating vulnerable

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 spadix. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6436A21956250. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T6436A21956250.en. Downloaded on 03 February 2021.

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