Deforestation and poaching are plaguing the world’s primate populations and the pet trade is a particular problem for some of the world’s smallest monkeys. Our captive-breeding and management efforts are part of a broad conservation network that helps ensure a future for New World marmosets and tamarins.
Forty years ago, fewer than 70 Golden Lion Tamarins survive in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Today, their population surpasses 3000, represented a conservation success story for one of the world’s most charismatic small primates.
Find more information on this program on the Rare Species Conservatory website.