New Guinea is home to 9 species of tree kangaroo, all of which are endangered. Thanks to poaching and habitat destruction, they might soon all be extinct.
One species, the Matschie’s tree kangaroo, is in particular danger due to its lush, soft fur, which makes it especially attractive to local hunters. In addition, oil drilling, logging, and rainforest clearing means that every year, more and more of the kangaroo’s habitat vanishes.
But it’s not too late. The people of Yawan, a village in New Guinea, have set aside 400 square kilometers for the Matschie’s preservation. One Care2 member, Tom, started a petition to ask the Prime Minister of New Guinea to further help save the Matschie’s tree kangaroo. Will you join him?
Thank you for taking action,
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team