Tree Kangaroo Conservation in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea contains some of the world’s last great expanses of mature tropical rainforest with a unique assemblage species that have evolved in this biodiversity hotspot.With support from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington, the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) is working with the Papua New Guinea government and local communities in the Yus Conservation Area to save the critically endangered Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo and 187,000 acres of cloud forest habitat. In 2011, FOS provided training for the TKCP team to use the Open Standards and Miradi to develop a strategic plan for adaptive management and monitoring of the globally important species and habitats of the YUS Conservation Area. The strategic planning process is helping the TKCP team work together to prioritize their conservation actions and invest their limited resources most effectively to achieve their conservation goals.

 

 

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