We are working with NGO Proyecto Mono Tocón to build habitat corridors for the San Titi Monkey in Peru, and ensure a healthy ecosystem for local communities.
The San Martin Titi Monkey (Callicebus oenanthe) is the most endangered endemic primate species in Peru. Being restricted to the lowland forest habitat, an estimated 60% of the species original range has already been lost and the on-going deforestation in the region is considered the main threat for its survival. Results of scientific studies led by the NGO Proyecto Mono Tocón (PMT) showed that the best strategy to save the species from extinction requires preserving the remaining forest fragments located between these areas, and to connect them by creating ecological corridors. The implementation of isolated protected areas is not enough to assure the survival of the species. Therefore, raising awareness about the importance of protecting this titi and its habitat would substantially improve the chance of the species to survive in the long-term, benefitting at the same time the local communities with the ecosystem services provided by the conserved forests. The aim of this project is to involve local people into the protection of the identified critical areas for the survival of the titi in the region of San Martin.
Proyecto Mono Tocón The principal objective is the conservation of Peru’s biodiversity, with an emphasis on the protection of the San Martin titi monkey and its habitat. This will be carried out through conservation, research and education objectives.
What can you do?
Volunteer your time with restoration groups to improve habitat quality in your local area. Healthy habitats provide us clean water, healthy air quality and effective pest control and gives out wildlife a safe place to live.