The Tenkile Conservation Alliance in Papua New Guinea is making a massive difference. Tenkile Conservation Alliance was founded in 2001 in Papua New Guinea and is a non-goverment organisation. The Tenkile Conservation Alliance goal is to protect the biodiverse Torricelli Mountain Range and to use the Tree Kangaroo as a flagship species for conservation.
The Tenkile Tree Kangaroo is a critically endangered type of tree kangaroo and there is only a few hundred left. This great Alliance works with 12,000 people from 50 villages. Some of these villages have Golden Mantled Tree Kangaroos (crictally endangered) and other have the Tenkile Tree Kangaroo on their land. The Tenkile Conservation Alliance educates the villagers on the importance of not hunting Tree Kangaroos and protecting them instead. The hunting of Tree Kangaroos is their biggest threat. They also give them alternative income. To see the other ways that this Alliance is saving Tree Kangaroos click on the link, programs.
Most of the 14 types of Tree Kangaroos are at threat of extinction and all live in rain forests.
12 of these species live in New Guinea and 2 live in northern Australia. If you would like to learn about the Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo click on the link, Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo.
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