This is the Tenkile Tree Kangaroo

First described in 1989 this rare critically endangered tree kangaroo was as few as 100 animals hunted to the brink of extinction. Working with over 12,000 people from 50 villages we not only save Tree Kangaroos we work together to save the people, their culture and the planet.

To find out how you can help save lives in PNG donate to one of our projects:

Weimang Tree Kangaroo

Weimang D. pulcherrimus
(Critically Endangered)

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo

Grizzled D. inustus
(Vulnerable)

PNG Culture

Local people feel proud of what they have achieved

Tenkile Tree Kangaroo

First described in 1989 this rare critically endangered tree kangaroo was as few as 100 animals hunted to the brink of extinction until we saved it. Working with over 12,000 people from 50 villages we not only save Tree Kangaroos we work together to save people, culture and the planet.

To find out more on how you can help save lives in PNG donate to one of our projects:

Weimang Tree Kangaroo

Weimang D. pulcherrimus
(Critically Endangered)

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo

Grizzled D. inustus
(Vulnerable)

PNG Culture

Local people feel proud of what they have achieved

Welcome to the Tenkile Conservation Alliance (TCA)

TCA’s Vision is:

The people of PNG and their places are respected, valued, protected and enhanced in the context of their overall well being; including their natural resources, habitats, ecosystems, communities, cultures and local economies.
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TCA’s Mission is:

To save lives in PNG – the lives of people, animals and their places.

Our strategy started with …

Tree Kangaroos as flagship species to achieving broader conservation outcomes and now we are protecting the entire Torricelli Mountain Range which includes all biodiversity. The Torricelli Mountain Range is home to 50% of PNG’s Bird species, 65% of PNG’s frog and reptile species and 40% of PNG’s mammal species.

Of these 4 mammals are critically endangered and 3 bird species are endangered. It is worth saving.

This would not be possible without the engagement of 13,000 local people from 50 villages who own the Torricelli Mountain Range. They have development and livelihood needs that we try to meet in order to keep those communities engaged and supportive of the conservation efforts. This strategy also aims to prevent communities from choosing large scale exploitative activities such as logging and mining.

SAVING LIVES IN PNG

Into the Jungle logo

A NEW FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FROM THE WILDS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Zookeepers Jim and Jean Thomas braved the steamy jungles of Papua New Guinea to save a little known tree kangaroo from extinction. Only one hundred were left in the world.

Starring Jim & Jean Thomas and the People of the Torricelli mountains.

Featuring Sir David Attenborough, Jane Goodall & Tim Flannery.

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Watch Our Documentary Preview

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There are many valuable ways in which you can contribute to the Tenkile Conservation Alliance’s vision – which is, the people of PNG value and protect their natural resources, their community and their culture.
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Subscribe to our mailing list

There are many valuable ways in which you can contribute to the Tenkile Conservation Alliance’s vision – which is, the people of PNG value and protect their natural resources, their community and their culture.
Click 'Contribute' button below to learn more.

Our Partners

Tenkile Conservation Alliance is proudly supported by:

Global Environment Facility GEF logo
CEPA logo
UNDPlo
European Union logo
BirdLife logo
Perth Zoo logo
IUCN - logo

The content of this website does not reflect the views of the European Union or any other TCA partner.