Papua New Guinea Tree Kangaroo
Conservation Program, Woodland Park Zoo) Founder of the Tree Kangaroo
Conservation Program; responsible for the first Conservation Area in Papua New Guinea; used Crittercam(c) technology for the first time on arboreal mammals, allowing scientists to record animal behavior through mounted video cameras and transmitters.
Description : This National NGO is based in Lumi, West Sepik Province and has been doing extensive work in the Toricelli mountain range monitoring and promoting the conservation of the Tree Kangaroo
habitat and surrounding primary tropical rainforest towards establishing a large conservation area.
She fell in love with a tree kangaroo
before dad treated her to a toy kangaroo and a hobby horse," Contactmusic quoted a source as saying.
The rare Matschie's tree kangaroo
twins are about six inches from snout to tail and they are starting to grow hair.
The PNG Government's declaration follows years of work in the area by Conservation International (CI) and biologists from the Tree Kangaroo
Conservation Program (TKCP) at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo in the US.
A traditional Sing Sing, or celebratory gathering, honours the recent landmark decision by the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government to approve the Conservation Area, rewarding more than a decade of work by local communities in collaboration with conservation biologists from the Tree Kangaroo
Conservation Program (TKCP) based at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, USA and Conservation International (CI), as well as the PNG Department of Environment and Conservation, Morobe Provincial Government and the Kabwum District.
Furthermore, the hawksbill sea turtle is not endemic to Australia while the lumholtz tree kangaroo
Quest, in the Scientists in the Field series, follows a team of scientists on a demanding trip to the cloud forest of Papua New Guinea, where they attempt to track the rarely seen Matschie tree kangaroo
They also found a golden-mantled tree kangaroo
, thought to be nearly extinct.
Indonesia, and Australia: a new type of honeyeater bird; a rare tree kangaroo
, never before seen in Indonesia; more than 20 species of frogs; four species of butterflies; and five new palms, according to Reuters.
They include the golden-mantle tree kangaroo
, the long-beaked echidna and a golden-fronted bowerbird.
The jungle-dwelling golden-mantled tree kangaroo
was previously thought to have been hunted to near extinction.