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August 2nd - International GLT Day

A Global Celebration of Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation!

GLT Day 2019 is coming!

Check back here for more information about GLT day activities and ideas.

How did our International GLT Day start?

Golden Lion Tamarin Day – August 2, 2016 - view or download the video!

One of AMLD’s strategies to engage the local community in GLT conservation is to increase pride in the local forest and recognition that GLTs exist nowhere else in the world.  On August 2, 2016, Andreia Martins, coordinator of the field team who monitors GLTs, carried the Olympic Flame through the region on its way to the Rio Olympic Games. 

With local schools and businesses AMLD organized a celebration in Silva Jardim, Andreia’s home town, recognizing Andreia and her field team as local heroes.  The Silva Jardim Municipal Council officially recognized August 2, 2016 as “Dia do Mico-Leão-Dourado” (Golden Lion Tamarin Day). AMLD and SGLT started celebrating International GLT Day the following year on August 2nd, 2017. 

AMLD invites supporters around the world to join the community of Silva Jardim in this annual celebration of conservation.    

2017 Brazilian Zoo Society's Year of the Golden Lion Tamarin - view or download the video!

Produced in 2017 for use in a year-long educational campaign conducted by Brazilian Zoos, this film summarizes the history of golden lion tamarin conservation, current challenges, and conservation action.