Deforestation in Papua: Meet the Animals at Risk

Papua, Indonesia is a biodiversity hot spot put at risk by irresponsible palm oil industry expansion. The 2016 environmental and social report from PT. Bio Inti Agrindo (BIA), a subsidiary of palm oil giant Posco Daewoo, discovered these IUCN-listed endangered species within their concessions. These are the Papuan wildlife that could be wiped out if oil palm plantation expansion continues unabated.

Blue tailed bee eater by Dhruvaraj S


  1. Great Billed Parrot
  2. Indonesian Wandering Whistling Duck
  3. Black Coucal Bird
  4. Blue Bird of Paradise
  5. Red-backed Sea Eagle
  6. Swamp Harrier
  7. Brown Hawk
  8. Crow
  9. Hooded Butcherbird
  10. Cockatoo
  11. Southern Cassowary
  12. Green Parrot
  13. Intermediate Egret
  14. Victoria Crowned Pigeon
  15. Knobbed Hornbills
  16. Sooty-headed bulbul
  17. Malaysian pied fantail
  18. Blue-tailed bee-eater
Tree Kangaroo by Richard Ashurst


  1. Bat
  2. Deer
  3. Squirrel
  4. Flying Squirrel
  5. Wallabies
  6. Tree Kangaroo
  7. Cuscus
  8. Wild Boar
Brown tree snake by Pavel Kirillov

Amphibians and Reptiles

  1. Monitor Lizards
  2. Estuary Crocodile
  3. Chameleon
  4. Lizard
  5. Many-Striped Skink
  6. Four foot snake
  7. Papuan Black Snake
  8. New Guinea Death Adder (snake)
  9. Death Adder (snake)
  10. Black Snake
  11. Tree Snake
  12. Rattlesnake
  13. Sideneck Turtle

Featured image: Knobbed Hornbill by Olaf Oliviero Riemer