Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo
Image credit: Bruce Beehler
Project

Sustainable Solutions to Conserve Endemic and Globally Threatened Species on Papua New Guinea’s Huon Peninsula

Duration
2013 - 2014
Location
Papua New Guinea
Species protected
New Guinea Pademelon Thylogale browni

Project objectives

  • A 5% increase in protected areas for targeted threatened species;
  • More sustainable terrestrial and marine resource management by local people;
  • Better prices for conservation-dependent commodities, mainly through a 25% sales increase of premium conservation coffee. Such support of community livelihoods will empower communities to protect the YUS CA ecosystem and the wildlife that uses it;
  • Developing model mechanisms for monitoring and reporting and communicating on globally threatened species internationally.

This project is implemented by Woodland Park Zoological Society.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Over-exploitation of natural resources & prey depletion

Poaching