a remporté le 3ème Prix
des Parrains et Mécènes 2019
Until recently, there were no protected areas in Papua New Guinea, where forests are destroyed at an alarming pace by mining and logging. Tree-kangaroos are thus threatened by the destruction of their habitat, turned into agricultural lands: it is indeed the main means of subsistence for the local populations.
The Woodland Park Zoo (USA) has worked to create protected areas for tree-kangaroos in Papua. Supported by Beauval Nature, this program is carried out in collaboration with the local farmers, for which are found other ways to earn a living. First of its kind in New Guinea, a protected area located in the peninsula of Huon has been officially created in 2009. This zone stretches over 760 km² and contains 35 villages and a population of 10,000 inhabitants. Thanks to the creation of this area, natural resources (particularly water) are preserved, as well as the species it provides a habitat for, like the Matschie’s tree-kangaroo.
At the same time, density and distribution studies, as well as observations on how tree-kangaroos use their environment, are under way. An education and health program dedicated to the local populations completes these actions.
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