Conservation Actions

It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas. Field surveys are needed to find this species. Although the area has not been well-sampled, there have been a few visits to the area with no reports of this species.

Location Information

Known only from a single specimen (an adult male) collected in 1928 by Ernst Mayr in the Wondiwoi Peninsula of Papua (Indonesia). Elevation of specimen: 1,600 m asl.

Population Information

The population of this species is unknown. The Tenkile Conservation Alliance estimates that if the species is still extant its population is likely to be 50 or less (see http://www.tenkile.com/wondiwoi-tree-kangaroo.html). This is based on the very limited distribution of its likely habitat. It is quite possible that the species is extinct.

Threats

Presumably hunting is the main threat.

IUCN Red List Account Link

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