Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus

Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus Vulnerable Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela The primary threat to the Channel-billed Toucan is accelerating deforestation in the Amazon basin as land is cleared for cattle ranching, palm oil and soy production, facilitated by expansion of the road network (Soares-Filho et al. 2006, Bird et al.Continue reading “Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus”

Four-horned Chameleon Trioceros quadricornis

The main threat to this species is deforestation. Agricultural development extends as high as 1,700 m asl. near Nsoung village on Mt Manengouba (Gonwouo et al. 2006), and forest on the mountain’s southeast slope is rapidly disappearing (Gonwouo et al. 2006).

Maned Three-toed Sloth Bradypus torquatus

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Bald-headed Uacari Cacajao calvus

Bald-headed Uacari Cacajao calvus Vulnerable Brazil, Peru, Colombia With their long shaggy coats and striking bright red faces, Bald-headed Uacaris are true icons of the Amazon rainforest and are found in Brazil, Peru and Colombia. When an Uacari has a bright red face this indicates good health, a pale face indicates a sickly physical state.Continue reading “Bald-headed Uacari Cacajao calvus”

South America: Species Endangered by Palm Oil Deforestation

As the lush equatorial rainforests of South East Asia are exhausted, increasingly focus is being placed on parts of Central and South America. Oil Palm is a growing commodity there and is found in Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico. The fertile rainforests of Latin America are home to some of the most exotic andContinue reading “South America: Species Endangered by Palm Oil Deforestation”

King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah

King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah Vulnerable Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India The King Cobra lives in a variety of habitats, primarily in pristine forests, but they can also be found in degraded forest, mangrove swamps and even agricultural areas with remnants of woodland. They have also been found swimming in rivers in non-forested landContinue reading “King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah”

Bearded Pig Sus barbatus

Bearded Pig Sus barbatus Vulnerable Extant (resident): Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak, Sabah) Possibly Extinct: Philippines Extinct: Singapore The Bearded Pig has hair which grows along its lower jaw that resembles a beard – giving the animal its name as well as a defining characteristic which differentiates it from other wildContinue reading “Bearded Pig Sus barbatus”

Spectral Tarsier Tarsius tarsier

Spectral Tarsier Tarsius tarsier Vulnerable Sulawesi, Indonesia These adaptable creatures are able to cling and leap in the understory of suitable tropical habitats, often two meters or less from the ground. Nocturnal social primates, the Spectral Tarsier likely live in small, monogamous or polygamous groupings of up to 26 individuals, although further study is needed.Continue reading “Spectral Tarsier Tarsius tarsier”

Eastern Hoolock Gibbon Hoolock leuconedys

Eastern Hoolock Gibbon Hoolock leuconedys Vulnerable Extant (resident): Myanmar Presence Uncertain: India The Hoolock Gibbons are three species located in South Central Asia. They are the second largest of the gibbons after the Siamang. They have rings around their eyes and mouths giving them a mask-like appearance. Like other gibbon species they call to eachContinue reading “Eastern Hoolock Gibbon Hoolock leuconedys”

Siberut Flying Squirrel Petinomys lugens

Siberut Flying Squirrel Petinomys lugens Vulnerable Sumatra, Indonesia The Siberut Flying Squirrel is assessed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is 11,040 km2, it is known from only three islands of the Mentawai Archipelago and there is continuing decline in quality and extent of habitat. This remarkable species of gliding squirrel is restricted toContinue reading “Siberut Flying Squirrel Petinomys lugens”

Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni

Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni Vulnerable Malaysia, Brunei, Borneo The world’s gliding mammals are an extraordinary group of animals that have the ability to glide from tree to tree with seemingly effortless grace. There are more than 60 species of gliding mammals including the flying squirrels from Europe and North America, the scaly-tailed flying squirrels from central Africa and the glidingContinue reading “Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni”

Seri’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus stellarum

Seri’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus stellarum Vulnerable 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.Continue reading “Seri’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus stellarum”

Doria’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus

Doria’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Doria’s Tree Kangaroo is restricted to mossy mid to upper primary montane tropical forest. This species is threatened by heavy hunting for food with dogs by local people. Increased hunting pressure is probably due to improved road access associated with the Papua New GuineaContinue reading “Doria’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus”

New Britain Sparrowhawk Accipiter brachyurus

New Britain Sparrowhawk Accipiter brachyurus Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The New Britain Sparrowhawk is a very poorly-known forest species. Although there are some lowland records (Coates 1985, K. D. Bishop in litt. 1987, I. Burrows in litt. 1994, J. Diamond in litt.1999), most records are from montane forest to 1,800 m (Buchanan et al.Continue reading “New Britain Sparrowhawk Accipiter brachyurus”

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 significantContinue reading “Lowlands Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus spadix”

Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni

Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Eastern Long-beaked Echidna have a large altitudinal range and correspondingly broad ecological scope. Across their entire range they have been recorded from near sea level to 4150 metres a.s.l., although regionally their altitudinal range may be more restricted. This echnidna species lives in lowlandContinue reading “Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni”

Blue Bird-of-paradise Paradisornis rudolphi

Blue Bird-of-paradise Paradisornis rudolphi Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Blue Bird-of-paradise occurs in lower montane forest, mainly at 1,400-1,800 m, but occasionally from 1,100 to 2,000 m , especially female-plumaged birds. Although displaying males usually use patches of primary forest, they have also been reported singing in the highly populous Tari valley, in areasContinue reading “Blue Bird-of-paradise Paradisornis rudolphi”

Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora

Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Goldie’s Bird-of-Paradise lives in forest between 300 m and at least 750 m, occasionally down to near the coast (Beehler and Pratt 2016). They appear to inhabit secondary regrowth and forest edge, suggesting some tolerance of logging (Coates 1990, Frith and Beehler 1998). These birdsContinue reading “Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora”

Imitator Goshawk Accipiter imitator

Imitator Goshawk Accipiter imitator Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Imitator Goshawk has been collected and sighted in lowland forest or forest edge to at least 400 m and, possibly, 1,000 m (Webb 1992, 1995, Debus 1995, Dutson 2011). One was seen feeding on a Chestnut-bellied Monarch Monarcha castaneiventris (Webb 1997). Their ecology is poorlyContinue reading “Imitator Goshawk Accipiter imitator”

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus Vulnerable 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 conversionContinue reading “Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus”