Thursday, May 28, 2009

Zoos Victoria work around the World.

Zoos Victoria works in partnership with many animal conservation programs around the world. Chris Banks- Zoos Victoria's Conservation Partnerships Coordinator discusses two such partnerships.

Two such partnerships are:

Sumatran Conservation Program
Zoos Victoria is working closely with Fauna & Flora International to protect a major part of the Gunung Leuser National Park in northern Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a critically important region where Sumatran Orang-utans, Sumatran Tigers and Sumatran Elephants all still survive.

Tenkile Conservation Program
Expanding human populations in the forests of Papua New Guinea have led to dramatic increases in the demand for native wildlife for food. In the Torricelli Mountain Ranges, in the country’s far north-west, where hunting wildlife is the main protein source, this has led to the decline in wildlife in the area. Our partner, the Tenkile Conservation Alliance, is using the Tenkile or Scott's Tree Kangaroo, and Weimang or Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo, as flagships to achieve and evaluate conservation outcomes in the Torricelli Mountains. Importantly, this links biodiversity conservation goals with the development of sustainable resource alternatives for local communities.

Click here to listen to the Zoos Victoria Conservation Partnerships Coordinator Chris Banks discuss the two partnerships.

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