Tree Kangaroos: Science and Conservation, a volume in the Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes series, provides an overview of tree kangaroos as a species and their relationship with humans. This exciting, interdisciplinary work on tree kangaroo science and conservation is divided into six major sections: (1) Tree kangaroo evolution, genetics, taxonomy, ecology and behavior, (2) Current and emerging threats, (3) Conservation programs in Australia and New Guinea, with an emphasis on human aspects, (4) The role of zoos in conservation, (5) Techniques and technologies of study, and (6) How to keep tree kangaroos and their landscape healthy.
This series includes titles focused on specific species or taxa across disciplinary boundaries and spatial scales-from genes to landscapes. Volumes are edited and written by prominent scholars and practitioners to illuminate and advance biodiversity science and conservation.
- Includes coverage of all known species and encompasses both Australia and the island of New Guinea
- Features contributions edited and written by the world's leading researchers and practitioners who are focused on this scientifically mysterious animal of conservation concern
- Provides accessible information to specialists, along with information that will appeal to a general scientific or conservation audience
I. Defining The Tree Kanagroo 1. What is a tree kangaroo? Evolution, fossil history, morphology, taxonomy, genetics, biogeography and current status 2. What is a tree kangaroo? Biology, ecology, and behavior
II. Conservation Concerns 3. Australia 4. Island of New Guinea
III. Conservation Solutions: In the Field Australia 5. Conservation action 6. Role of wildlife rehabilitation 7. How an understanding of Lumholtz tree kangaroo behavioral ecology can assist conservation 8. Tree Kangaroos as an Ecotourism conservation catalyst in Australia
New Guinea 9. Opportunities for Conservation on the Island of New Guinea 10. Creating the first conservation area in Papua New Guinea, the YUS Conservation Area 11. Land-use planning for a sustainable future in PNG 12. A model conservation ranger program in PNG 13. Community-based conservation on the Huon Peninsula, PNG: The Model of the YUS Conservation Area 14. Livelihoods and conservation 15. Using a One Health approach: Healthy village healthy 16. Building conservation leadership in PNG for tree kangaroo conservation 17. Tree kangaroos as a conservation catalyst on the island of New Guinea 18. Status of tree kangaroo science and conservation in Papua, Indonesia
IV. Conservation Solutions
Roles of Zoos 19. Conservation management of tree kangaroos in captivity 20. Genetics and Husbandry of tree kangaroos in zoos 21. Biology and Health of tree kangaroos in zoos 22. Reproductive biology and behavior of tree kangaroos in zoos 23. The role of zoos in tree kangaroo conservation in New Guinea and Australia
V. Techniques and Technology for the Study of An Elusive Macropod 24. Using telemetry and technology to study the ecology of tree kangaroos 25. Health Aspects of wild tree kangaroos and veterinary techniques 26. Using non-invasive techniques to study tree kangaroos
VI. The Future of Tree Kangaroos 27. Future of conservation and science: What is needed to keep tree kangaroos healthy? 28. Tree kangaroos: Ghosts and icons of the rain forest