Tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea are under threat due to extensive habitat destruction and hunting for food.
How Does Perth Zoo Help Save the Tree Kangaroo?
To highlight the plight of all tree kangaroos Perth Zoo has supported the Tenkile Conservation Alliance since 2005.
Tenkile Conservation Alliance works with local communities in the Torricelli Mountain Range in North West Papua New Guinea. They research the Tenkile and Weimang Tree Kangaroo and conduct education and alternative livelihood projects. Working with local communities, they establish alternative sources of protein as well as determine population sizes of the critically endangered Weimang and other threatened tree kangaroo’s.
Our financial and technical assistance has been valuable to the conservation of the critically endangered Weimang Tree Kangaroo. Community education and outreach programs have ensured 30 villages to no longer hunt this unique animal.
The endangered Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo normally inhabits dense tropical rainforest. Due to extensive clearing of lowland forest, they’re now mainly found in highland areas that are not disturbed by logging or mining.
What Does My Donation Go Towards?
One hundred percent of your tax deductible donation will help protect wildlife as Perth Zoo covers all donation administration costs.