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TREE KANGAROO CONSERVATION PROGRAM
Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program is working to save:
Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei)
Endemic to the Huon Peninsula of Papua New Guinea, the Matschie's tree kangaroo is a culturally important species for ceremonial clothing and there is much folklore surrounding the species. International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listing is Critically Endangered.
Huon peninsula habitats from sea level to 4,000m (13,123 feet) with a focus on cloud forest, the habitat of Matschie’s tree kangaroo.
Critical threats to wildlife:
- Overhunting of tree kangaroos
- Lack of knowledge about their wild populations
- Expanding human population, small-scale logging and other resources extraction activities
Visit the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program website to get the latest updates on our work in Papua New Guinea.
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Dr. Lisa Dabek, founder and director of the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) based at Woodland Park Zoo, has worked for more than a dozen years studying tree kangaroos and their habitat. Increasingly, TKCP is building links with local Papua New Guinea communities to help protect tree kangaroos and their cloud forest home.