Talaud Cuscus (Ailurops melanotis), or locally known as Kuse, is one of the four cuscus species endemic to Sulawesi. This marsupial species lives in the canopy of tropical rainforest, feeding on lianas that wrap around trees and maintaining the health of the forest.
Talaud Cuscus is critically endangered due to hunting for bushmeat. It only occurs on two small islands with extremely tiny populations. The presence of Talaud Cuscus is important to the islands’ forest and to the villages, cuscus are the icons of their traditional folklores.
that set up signboard about Talaud Cuscus (out of 26)
whom now become Cuscus Guardians 💚
out of 26
.... from North Sulawesi Nature Conservation Agency (BKSDA Sulawesi Utara) and North Sulawesi Forestry Agency. Their teams where fundamental for establishing the Talaud Cuscus conservation program on Salibabu Island.