Bruce Horick presents The Canopy King

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day 2022

Tree kangaroos are found only in the rain forests of Australia, West Papua, and Papua New Guinea. Six of ten species are found in Papua New Guinea, in some of the last undisturbed rain forest habitat in the world. The Matschie’s tree kangaroo is endemic to the Huon Peninsula on the northeast coast of Papua New Guinea. (Source: National Geographic)

Matchie’s Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) is listed as an endangered species. In Papua New Guinea, one organization that works to save these endemic species of marsupials from further loss is the Tenkile Conservation Alliance. You can read more about TCA here and contribute to their efforts.

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.

TCA’s Mission is: To save lives in PNG – the lives of people, animals and their places.

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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