New Course has recently partnered with the Woodland Park Zoo and a local partner in Papua New Guinea, the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP), to engage women and develop livelihoods alongside conservation efforts to protect the tree kangaroo. The tree kangaroo is an important part of the biodiversity of the Huan Peninsula, which is home to more endemic bird and mammal species than any other like-sized area in mainland New Guinea. The Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program envisions a sustainable and resilient Huon peninsula for both the wildlife and local communities. Like our partners, New Course believes that lasting change begins within local communities through community based conservation solutions. New Course is working with the Woodland Park Zoo and TKCP to ensure women are engaged and derive benefit from conservation efforts, along with assisting community members in finding innovative ways to improve their livelihoods.
- Developing a gender strategy and action plan for the YUS Conservation Area
- Training YUS staff and planning a workshop to promote awareness
- Providing analysis and recommendations to integrate gender into the consultative process and assessment plans
Geographic Scope: YUS Conservation Area
Local Partners: Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program, YUS Conservation Organization