Proyecto Tití: Working to protect the critically endangered cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) and their forest home in northern Colombia

  • Focal species: Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)
  • Secondary species: Alouatta seniculus, ant eaters, Ara arararuna, Ara macao, bird of prey, boa constrictor, capuchin monkey, Central America agouti, collared peccary, Crested guan, deer, Dendrobates truncatus, Erythrolamprus melanotus, howler and capuchin monkeys, humming birds, Lygophis lineatus, ocelots, orange chinned parakeet, red brocket deer, Spider monkey, three-toed sloth, tortoises, toucans
  • Countries: Colombia
  • Name of organisation: Fundación Proyecto Tití
  • Support requested:
    contributions for specific items >1000 euro,
  • Does this project benefit local people through employment and/or capacity building: yes
  • Does this project benefit local people in other ways: Proyecto Titìs activities and operations permanently use the service of local vendors, such as transportation services, catering services and materials and supplies, among others. Whenever possible, we use local vendors to help support the economy of the local communities as an alternative way to generate an income and to become visible as a conservation organization.

Project Description

Proyecto Tití is a non-profit organization working to guarantee a long-term future for the cotton-top tamarin, a small primate that only ives in the tropical forests of northern Colombia, and that is critically endangered due to extensive deforestation and by its capture for the illegal pet trade. Proyecto Tití develops its mission through the implementation of permanent field research, forest protection and restoration, environmental education and awareness and community development programs, to reduce the use and exploitation of forest resources for subistence by local communities.

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    Photo by Joao Marcos Rosa
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