Proyecto Mono Tocon

The mission of Proyecto Mono Tocon is to initiate and support conservation actions for the critically endangered San Martin titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe) and other Peruvian wildlife. The San Martin titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe), also known as the Andean or Rio Mayo titi monkey, is the most endangered primate species of Peru. This species is restricted to lowland forest habitat and endemic to the San Martin region of north-eastern Peru. One of the main threats for its survival is the on-going deforestation. It is estimated that in the past 25 years at least 80% of its habitat has been destroyed. In 2007 the Proyecto Mono Tocon (mono tocon being the local name for the San Martin titi...
Forests for the most endangered primate in Peru
 
Deforestation is leading the San Martin titi monkey to extinction. The expansion of agriculture has already eliminated 60% of its habitat, forcing the remaining populations to live in isolated patches with limited resources of food and habitat. This locally-managed fund will allow the reforestation of critical areas for the species, contributing to its survival and benefiting almost 18,000 local people with the many associated forest ecosystem services such as pollination, or climate stability.
 
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