Conservation ActionsThe Torricelli population is protected by the community-based conservation program of the Tenkile Conservation Alliance (http://www.tenkile.com/weimang-tree-kangaroo.html). There is an urgent need to survey the Foja and Prince Alexander ranges for this species and to protect any remaining populations through the development of protected areas, hunting regulations, and local awareness programmes. Continuation and extension of the work of the Tenkile Conservation Alliance is essential for the persistence and recovery of this very rare species.
Location InformationThis species is now known only from two area of New Guinea: The Torricelli Range in Papua New Guinea from Weight to Kuliek, and the Foja Mountains in West Papua. There are fossil records from Vogelkop Peninsula in West Papua and other places. There are unconfirmed sightings from the Prince Alexander range of Papua New Guinea. It has been extirpated from most of its historic range. It has been recorded at elevations between 680 and 1,700 m a.s.l.
Indonesia, Papua New Guinea