Location: Papua New Guinea; West Papua
The Seri’s Tree Kangaroo is a large tree kangaroo that needs primary upper montane tropical forests. This species is threatened by heavy hunting pressure, this includes hunting with dogs (trophy jaws were still very much in evidence in 2000; T. Flannery pers. comm. 2008). The Seri’s Tree Kangaroo is hunted for food by local people. A large part of the species’ range is in uninhabited areas. Populations in the eastern parts of the range were impacted by the fires during the El Niño period in 1998-1999. Listed as Vulnerable because they have 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 and destruction of habitat (i.e., impacts of El Niño).
Seri’s Tree Kangaroos are cute teddy-like marsupials that swing from the branches in #WestPapua #PapuaNewGuinea forests. They’re #vulnerable on @IUCNredlist by #hunting and deforestation for #palmoil. Support their survival join the #Boycott4WildlifeTweet
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Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A., James, R., Aplin, K., Salas, L. & Dickman, C. 2016. Dendrolagus stellarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136812A21956889. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T136812A21956889.en. Downloaded on 03 February 2021.
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