Rifles & spotlights threatened endangered PNG tree kangaroos | Pacific Beat

Rifles & spotlights threatened endangered PNG tree kangaroos

Rifles & spotlights threatened endangered PNG tree kangaroos

Updated 8 May 2013, 8:54 AEST

An ecology lecturer from Deakin University in Melbourne hopes to suspend infra-red video cameras in trees in Papua New Guinea for a round the clock study of two endangered species of tree kangaroo - the tenkile and the weimang.

For Dr Euan Ritchie there's just one hurdle to overcome and that's money.

He and the University hope to raise $20,000 from the public through what is called "crowd funding" before the research can go ahead.

Presenter:Geraldine Coutts

Speaker:Dr Euan Ritchie, ecology lecturer, Deakin University

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