An ambitious new project to restore a scarred forest saves tiny monkeys like golden lion tamarins and big cats like pumas. The Mata Atlântica was an extraordinary ecosystem and is now in tatters. SavingSpecies is fighting to save it.
We are just thrilled to update our supporters on the spectacular results of our Golden Lion Tamarin project. We used our “CPR For Earth” strategy to connect, protect and restore forests for an endangered primate, the golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Once on the verge of extinction, only surviving as an attraction in zoos, this tiny primate, weighing only about 1.5 lbs. now has a much better chance for long-term survival. By reconnecting the best remaining remnants of this once expansive forest in northern Brazil, there is now adequate habitat to support larger and more genetically […]
Colombia has made impressive progress in declaring a large part of its Amazon rain forest protected for conservation. But there’s another rain forest in Colombia, the Chocó, on the Pacific side of the country. This forest teems with even more species than in the Amazon forest, but it is not as well protected. Ten days ago I was in Colombia with my Colombian graduate student German Forero Medina, about to give a keynote address on REDD–Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation — the subject now uppermost in the minds of those of us who care about biodiversity. I wasn’t […]