Threatened species of Marsupalia

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Endangered species of macropods
Marsupials under threat of extinction
Extinct marsupials

Many marsupial species (particularly the kangaroo) are perceived as being in competition with sheep for grazing land; and therefore considerable effort has been devoted to exterminating them. Others are threatened by the degradation of their habitat. Others, including rare species, are slaughtered as a cheap source of meat.


Marsupials are found only in Australasia. Seven species are extinct, twelve are endangered and of the 29 remaining, abundant macropod species are being killed by millions every year.

Broader Problems:
Threatened species of Mammals
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.09.2020 – 22:15 CEST