Vogelkop Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus ursinus

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

Talaud Bear Cuscus Ailurops melanotis

Talaud Bear Cuscus Ailurops melanotis Critically Endangered Location: Salibabu Island, Indonesia The Talaud Bear Cuscus is listed as Critically Endangered because it is only known with certainty from a single location, Salibabu Island, which is less than 100 km2, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat andContinue reading “Talaud Bear Cuscus Ailurops melanotis”

Dingiso Dendrolagus mbaiso

Dingiso Dendrolagus mbaiso Endangered Location: West Papua (Indonesia) The Dingiso is a Tree Kangaroo that is listed as Endangered because of an ongoing, drastic population decline, suspected to be more than 50% over the last three generations (i.e., 30 years), due to increasing human activities (agriculture and hunting). The western-most parts of the population areContinue reading “Dingiso Dendrolagus mbaiso”

Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus Spilocuscus wilsoni

Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus Spilocuscus wilsoni Critically Endangered Location: West Papua (Indonesia) The Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus is listed as Critically Endangered because of a continuing drastic population decline, inferred to be more than 80% from the rate and extent of habitat loss in the last 10 years due to massive deforestation on Biak-Supiori and from levelsContinue reading “Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus Spilocuscus wilsoni”

Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus pulcherrimus

Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus pulcherrimus Critically Endangered Locations: Papua New Guinea , West Papua (Indonesia) The Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo occurs in mid-montane rainforests. Otherwise, very little is known of its ecology and life history. Historically, the species has been highly threatened by hunting for food, and additionally by habitat loss through conversion of forest toContinue reading “Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus pulcherrimus”

Tenkile Dendrolagus scottae

Tenkile Dendrolagus scottae Critically Endangered Locations: Papua New Guinea The Tenkile is a species of Tree Kangaroo that occurs in mid-montane tropical forest, typically containing Podocarpous, Libocedrus, Auraucaria, Rapanea and Syzygium species. No formal diet studies have been conducted, but it is thought D. scottae feeds on vines including Scaveola and Tetracera species, epiphytic ferns and leaves from variousContinue reading “Tenkile Dendrolagus scottae”

Telefomin Cuscus Phalanger matanim

Telefomin Cuscus Phalanger matanim Critically Endangered Locations: Papua New Guinea The Telefomin Cuscus is found in mid-montane tropical moist oak forest and has a narrow altitudinal range. Little more is known about the natural history of this distinctive species. The habitat at the type locality was completely burnt in the 1998 El Niño event. ThisContinue reading “Telefomin Cuscus Phalanger matanim”

Thomas’s Big-eared Bat Pharotis imogene

Thomas’s Big-eared Bat Pharotis imogene Critically Endangered Locations: Papua New Guinea Almost nothing is known about the ecology of Thomas’s Big Eared Bat, however given their long ears and rudimentary noseleaf they are likely to be similar in ecology to Nyctophilus, using passive listening and low amplitude broadband echolocation calls to glean insects from vegetation.Continue reading “Thomas’s Big-eared Bat Pharotis imogene”

Black Dorcopsis Dorcopsis atrata

Black Dorcopsis Dorcopsis atrata Critically Endangered Locations: Papua New Guinea The Black Dorcopsis is a macropod that is restricted to montane tropical oak forests with little herbaceous growth, but with a ground cover thick with ferns, mosses, and lichens. The female is believed to give birth to a single young. The species comes down seasonallyContinue reading “Black Dorcopsis Dorcopsis atrata”

Black-spotted Cuscus Spilocuscus rufoniger

Black-spotted Cuscus Spilocuscus rufoniger Endangered Locations: West Papua (Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea The Black Spotted Cuscus prefers primary lowland and lower-montane tropical forests. They are also less commonly found in secondary forest. They are most likely to be nocturnal (L. Salas pers. comm.). This species is threatened by preferential hunting by local people forContinue reading “Black-spotted Cuscus Spilocuscus rufoniger”

Papua New Guinea & West Papua: Species Endangered by Palm Oil Deforestation

As the rainforest habitats are destroyed in Indonesia, Indonesian and Chinese oil palm processing companies are switching focus towards Papua New Guinea, Africa and South America to keep up with demand for palm oil.

Bornean Rainbow Toad Ansonia latidisca

Bornean Rainbow Toad Ansonia latidisca Endangered Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak) The Bornean Rainbow Toad lives in primary, hilly montane rainforest. Individuals are entirely arboreal, except juveniles that have been found near permanent streams. They are speculated that this species spawns in streams and have torrent-adapted tadpoles. If they are similar to other members of its genus,Continue reading “Bornean Rainbow Toad Ansonia latidisca”

Saban Grizzled Langur Presbytis sabana

Saban Grizzled Langur Presbytis sabana Endangered Malaysia (Sabah) The Saban Grizzled Langur lives in evergreen, lowland, riparian, montane, tree plantations. They mainly eat young leaves, unripe fruits, seeds, flowers. Young leaves make up most of their diet (42-45%), with seeds making up 17-21% of the diet; flowers are consumed 3% or less; and fruits makeContinue reading “Saban Grizzled Langur Presbytis sabana”

Borneo Bay Cat Catopuma badia

Borneo Bay Cat Catopuma badia Endangered Indonesia, Malaysia Brunei (Presence unknown) The Borneo Bay Cat appears to be forest dependent, with records from hill and lowland forest as well as swamp forest (Meijaard 1997, Azlan et al. 2003, Hearn 2003, Bricknell 2003, Azlan and Sanderson 2007, Yasuda et al. 2007, Sastramidjaja et al. in press,Continue reading “Borneo Bay Cat Catopuma badia”

Proboscis Monkey Nasalis larvatus

Proboscis Monkey Nasalis larvatus Endangered Brunei, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak), Indonesia (Kalimantan) The Proboscis Monkey is associated with riparian-riverine forests, coastal lowland forest, including mangroves, peat swamp, and freshwater swamp forest (Boonratana 2000). The Proboscis Monkey rarely ranges far from their local habitat’s waterway (Meijaard and Nijman 2000). Because of this species’ association with riverine andContinue reading “Proboscis Monkey Nasalis larvatus”

Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina

Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina Critically Endangered Indonesia (Sumatera, Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak) The Silvery Pigeon lives in mangroves and coastal forests in the lowlands and hills on offshore islands, occasionally being found in similar habitats below 100 m on mainland Sumatra and Borneo. Although little is known about the species, it may be speculated that settlement,Continue reading “Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina”

Asian Giant Tortoise Manouria emys

Asian Giant Tortoise Manouria emys Critically Endangered Extant (resident): Bangladesh; India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand Extinct: Singapore The Asian Giant Tortoise exclusively inhabits evergreen forest, from lowland regions up to altitudes of about 1,000 m (typically 600-1,500 m). The animals appreciate moisture and are typically found near water and frequently burrow in damp soil (NutphandContinue reading “Asian Giant Tortoise Manouria emys”

Murud Black Slender Toad Ansonia vidua

Murud Black Slender Toad Ansonia vidua Critically Endangered Malaysia (Sarawak) The Murud Black Slender Toad is known from undisturbed montane mossy forest on leaves of plants a few metres away from a small stream (Hertwig et al. 2014). Listed as Critically Endangered, as a precautionary approach, because even though they may occur slightly more widely,Continue reading “Murud Black Slender Toad Ansonia vidua”

Javan Rhinoceros Rhinoceros sondaicus

Javan Rhinoceros Rhinoceros sondaicus Critically Endangered The Javan Rhinoceros currently lives in lowland tropical rainforest areas, especially in the vicinity of water (Schenkel and Schenkel 1969). The species formerly lived in more open mixed forest and grassland and on high mountains. Javan rhinos are the most threatened of the five rhino species, with only aroundContinue reading “Javan Rhinoceros Rhinoceros sondaicus”

Painted Terrapin Batagur borneoensis

Painted Terrapin Batagur borneoensis Critically Endangered The painted terrapin, painted batagur, or saw-jawed turtle (Batagur borneoensis) is a species of turtle found in the rainforests of Brunei, Indonesia (Sumatra and Kalimantan), Malaysia, and Thailand. Harvesting by fishermen to eat, poaching to meet pet and food demand, habitat loss due to land conversion to palm oil,Continue reading “Painted Terrapin Batagur borneoensis”