Friends and Partners






Our goal is to SAVE GOLDEN LION TAMARINS IN PERPETUITY in their Atlantic Forest habitat in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilToday, the major threat to the survival of the species is urban expansion, which has reduced tamarin habitat to less than 2% of its original area. All the remaining forest is in tiny fragments too small to support a healthy tamarin population for the long term.

To ensure golden lion tamarins have a future, we need by 2025:

  • 2,000 tamarins living free in a landscape of at least 25,000 hectares (61,776 acres) of connected and protected forest.

We are more than halfway to our goal:

  • Our partner Associação Mico-Leão Dourado is now managing 1,463 tamarins in the 7 largest remaining forest fragments.
  • 18,750 hectares of forest are connected by corridors planted by Associação Mico-Leão Dourado.
  • 10,604 hectares of forest are permanently protected by 2 federal biological reserves and 22 private reserves.

YOU CAN SHARE IN ACTUALLY SAVING THIS SPECIES IN PERPETUITY by helping us support the Associação Mico-Leao Dourado