PROJECTS WE SUPPORT
Mountain Marmoset Conservation Project
We help support the Mountain Marmoset Conservation Project (MMPC) in Brazil. This project aims to save the Buffy tufted-ear and Buffy headed marmosets from the brink of extinction. These tiny primates are reducing in numbers due to loss of habitat but also due to competition from Common marmosets released into the the are from the illegal pet trade.
Our common marmosets at the AWCP were rescued from the illegal pet trade so serve as ambassadors to help raise awareness of the plight of this endangered and little heard of marmoset.
To find out more about this project visit:
is a conservation project in Columbia to save the critically endangered Cotton-top tamarin.
The AWCP currently has 5 Cotton-top tamarins, most were bred here at the park. We are also on the European Breeding programme (EEP) for the Cotton-top Tamarin.
Breeding programmes such as this, help preserve endangered species in captivity so they can later be introduced back to the wild.
In order to do this, we need to protect our wild places and habitats
How you too can help the Cotton-top Tamarin:
Sponsor a tamarin: £10 of every Cotton-Top Tamarin sponsorship at the AWCP will be donated directly to Proyecto Titi in Columbia. It also helps support our breeding programme here at the AWCP.
Start living sustainably: Remember the 3 R's: REDUCE,REUSE,RECYCLE
Spread the word; tell friends and family about this special little monkey and it's plight in the wild
Cut your meat consumption: 65% of deforested land in Columbia is converted to pasture land for beef production.
To find out more about this project, visit: www.proyectotiti.com
Things you can do to help Rainforests all over the world:
Join our Campaign to help stop rainforest destruction and help our wild spaces: Meat our Challenge: Cut Meat,Not Trees.
Follow our 'Habits for habitats' campaign . Click HERE to find out more!
Palm Oil plantations are responsible for widespread rainforest destruction, most notably in Indonesia and Malaysia. You can help by only using products made from Sustainable Palm Oil. For more information on Palm Oil Click Here
BMAC - BARBARY MACAQUE AWARENESS AND
BMAC is a conservation project in Morocco that helps fight the illegal wildlife trade in Morocco by raising awareness and developing conservation initiatives that are inclusive, fair and sustainable. By mobilising public opinion, supporting the local authorities in wildlife confiscations and rehabilitate and release wildlife.
Social and natural science research methods are used to develop practical, people-friendly conservation strategies that work. BMAC started in the Primary study area in Bouhachem, north Morocco, almost 10 years ago, they have built strong relationships with the people who share the forest with Barbary macaques.
BMAC’s field work is based in the forest of Bouhachem, the last stronghold of truly wild Barbary macaques in Morocco. In the field, macaque populations are monitored and local shepherds help to monitor wild diets and locations of the groups.
Strategies for pro-conservation behaviour change
Education initiatives are run for children and adults and work with local authorities to enforce confiscation of illegally caught Barbary macaques. local communities are worked with closely for truly inclusive conservation.
Current projects: The completion of a conservation and education centre where we will be able to train people in sustainable agriculture, basic healthcare and domestic animal welfare and health.
We support BMAC and the conservation of Barbary macaques in the wild.
Visit the BMAC website for more information on what you can do to help:
As we are just a one Acre site, this campaign is a poignant reminder of just how much habitat is lost each year to logging and land clearance for Palm Oil, Industrial farming, mining and other invasive human processes.
To find out more about the World Land Trust and the Buy an Acre campaign, visit: www.worldlandtrust.org