This morning I was picked up early by Johannah, the Director of the Education Department. We once again traveled about an hour outside the city to a small community called Los Limites. Los Limites is located right by the El Ceibal forest and Proyecto Titi has an office in this town. Los Limites is also the sight of where the Proyecto Titi's artisan projects began. It is a very small community of about 300 people and only has two roads. We began in Los Limites today because o
The critically endangered Cotton-top Tamarin of Colombia is getting a second chance of life due to an innovative conservation plan called Proyecto Titi. Threatened by loss of habitat, as well as illegal capture for the local pet trade - the Cotton-top Tamarin population is dwindling. Desperate to earn a living, residents of this economically challenged area often find themselves exploiting the Cotton-top Tamarin in order to provide for their families.
The black lion tamarin is a squirrel-sized primate living in the tropical forests of South Brazil. While it’s one of the world's most endangered mammals, populations appear to be slowly recovering after several successful conservation projects.
The cotton-top tamarin is a small species of monkey - known for the shock of long white hair that flows over its head. These unique looking creatures spend their time in the tree-tops of forests from Costa Rica to Columbia. Despite their remote locations, the effects of the modern world are threatening their existence – with deforestation stealing 75 percent of their natural habitat. Sadly, it’s estimated that today there are only about 2000 cotton-top tamarins left in the world.