Tree Kangaroos Saved as Villagers Sign Rainforest Conservation Deal

Tree Kangaroos Saved as Villagers Sign Rainforest Conservation Deal

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tree-kangaroo-ci.jpgPapua New Guinea has created its first conservation area to save a swath of pristine rainforest larger than Singapore and protect rare animals like the adorable tree kangaroo. Conservationists said on Tuesday that the plan includes 35 villages representing 10,000 people who have pledged to create a safe zone for forests and wildlife.

(Read story and see photos at CNN.com)

Additionally, the Seattle Times reports, “Conservation biologists from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo worked with residents of some 35 native villages to seal the country’s first-ever conservation deal.”

(Photo, right – A juvenile tree kangaroo in newly created conservation area of Papua New Guinea, C/I photo by Russell A. Mittemeier)

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