ABOUT PROYECTO TITI
Proyecto Tití is an in-situ conservation program that combines field research, education initiatives and community programs to make the conservation of natural resources economically feasible for local communities in Colombia. The program is designed to provide useful information to assist in the long-term preservation of the cotton-top tamarin and to develop local community advocates to promote conservation efforts in Colombia.
Since its inception in 1985, Proyecto Tití has been committed to raising public awareness to the plight of the cotton-top tamarin through a variety of projects involving numerous individuals and organizations. The field program began in Colosó in 1987 and in 1999 the field program was moved to Santa Catalina at Hacienda El Ceibal. The field staff is composed of Colombian biologists and field assistants who are responsible for the daily operations of both the field and educational aspects of the program managed under our Colombian non-profit organization Fundación Proyecto Tití. Latin American students are also provided with training in field biology and grass-roots conservation methods.
WHAT IS BCA ZOO DOING TO HELP:
BCA Zoo has made a commitment to supporting Proyecto titi with one of our zoo days being used as a platform to raise awareness and raise funds. We currently house a small group of cotton-top tamarins within the zoo which act as our ambassadors for the species. These critically endangered primates can be visited on one of our primate encounters where our education officer will go into detail the work that Proyecto titi carries out.
How can you help?
If you would like to find out more about Proyecto titi and donate then please click here.
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