Jim Thomas, Saving the Tree Kangaroo in Papua New Guinea – Tales from the Torricelli Mountains, The Solutions Journal, Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages 20-25 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/saving-the-tree-kangaroo-in-papua-new-guinea-tales-from-the-torricelli-mountains/) Abstract: My passion for tree kangaroo conservation began in 1996 when I attended a three-week field trip to the far north of Queensland, Australia, with researchers from both Monash and Melbourne Universities. The field trip took place among the homes of the two Australian species of tree kangaroos: the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) and the Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus bennettianus). I became interested in tree kangaroos and their conservation and began discussions with mammalologists about possible field trips to New Guinea. I had been inspired by Professor Tim Flannery and Mr. Roger Martin, who had both worked on the Tenkile (Dendrolagus scottae), a species of tree kangaroo in Papua New Guinea. Tim Flannery had given the first scientific descriptions of the Tenkile and Weimang, or Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus pulcherrimus), which were both critically endangered. The Background of the Tenkile Conservation Alliance (TCA) The TCA was … Topics: Communication; Conservation; Education; Sustainability