Pied tamarin conservation project
The Pied tamarin is critically endangered and considered the most threatened of all the Amazonian primates.
The city of Manaus in South America was the home of the 2016 Olympics. This was bad news for this charismatic primate as it can only be found in isolated areas surrounding this already sprawling city. City expansion and development will reduce their forest fragments even further. Money raised by SWT has helped relocate at risk groups to protected areas of forest.
Shaldon Wildlife Trust has also agreed to help fund projects which are being proposed to save the Pied tamarin from extinction which include assessing this competition, developing a rescue and reintroduction programme and collecting hair samples for DNA analysis.
mountain marmosets conservation
A new project for the protection of two rare marmoset species from the Atlantic forest, the buffy tufted marmoset, Callithrix aurita, and the buffy-headed marmoset, Callithrix flaviceps. Shaldon Wildlife Trust has funded new enclosures for the captive breeding based in Brazil. A workshop was attended by Shaldon Zoo staff in 2017 and a National Action Plan (NAP) for the conservation of the species was agreed and ratified with the Brazilian government and actions are now underway to expand this project which is driven by Shaldon Wildlife Trust in partnership with Durrell and many other organisations.
Save The Lion Tamarin
This project is now over 30 years old and is a collaborative project with the Brazilian authorities and many other organisations. SWT helps fund ongoing work in the creation of forest corridors and filed surveys to protect this species. 1/3 of the wild population is from captive bred stock as the zoo breeding population is used to repopulate the wild.