Golden-headed tamarin

live in a small area

in the southern coastal region of Brazil and are listed as highly endangered by the IUCN.

Their habitat which the Mata Atlântica rainforest is one of the most biodiverse and at the same time most threatened areas on earth.

Today only seven to twelve percent of them are still intact.

The operating area

is home to various AMAP family associations

that have been observed and explored by biologists and other experts for many years. Through their work a lot more is known today about the way of life of these primates. The gained knowledge is used by the project team to implement specific measures to protect the habitat of the golden-headed tamarin.

Reforestation of protected areas

is an important measure

to preserve the habitat of the golden-headed tamarin. Many forest areas are separated by "corridors" that prevent the different groups of golden-headed tamarin from getting to each other. Through the reforestation connections between the isolated forest areas are created which enable the animals to overcome the previously treeless corridors.

Almada Mata Atlântica Project - AMAP

Die Aufforstung von Schutzgebieten in Brasilien hilft dabei, neuen Lebensraum für die Goldkopflöwenäffchen zu schaffen.

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Photos:

Golden-headed tamarin, research: Markus Mauthe

Reforestation: Lars Richter