Holtcamp, Wenee
September 2007
Onearth;Fall2007, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p11
The article focuses on the environmental protection initiatives of conservation entrepreneurs in the tropical forests of Colombia where they use research, education and economics to protect the endangered tamarin monkey, Saguinus oedipus. The tamarin was listed as endangered by the World Conservation Union in 1973 because of their capture for domestic and international pet trade, cottontop trade and destruction of the forests.


Related Articles

  • Saving Cotton-Tops. SCHARDT, HANNAH // Ranger Rick;Dec2011/Jan2012, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p8 

    The article offers information on the cotton-top tamarin including how they spend their lives living in trees, how they only live in a small area in Columbia and have become threatened due to deforestation, and how the group Proyecto Tite are helping to prevent the destruction of their habitat.

  • On the brink Hawaii's vanishing species. Royte, Elizabeth; Johns, Chris // National Geographic;Sep95, Vol. 188 Issue 3, p2 

    Reports on the need to preserve the endangered species of Hawaii. Destruction of the Hawaiian's ecosystem; Attempt of wildlife managers to undo the environmental damage humans have wrought; Hawaii as the endangered species capital of the United States; Threat brought by the introduction of...

  • An environmental education approach to conservation of the blue-fronted Amazon in Cordoba, Argentina Fernandez-Juricic, Esteban // Endangered Species Update;Jul/Aug1999, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p74 

    Wild populations of the blue fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva) are declining in Central Argentina due to habitat destruction of the Chaco forests and over exploitation for pet trade. An environmental education program was implemented to increase local awareness in the province of Cordoba, where...

  • CALLING ALL FANATICS. Jensen, Derrick // Orion Magazine;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p12 

    The author comments on how modern culture is contributing to the degradation of the environment and how it is more important to protect nature rather than just enjoy it. He cites the lack of people who are making significant efforts to stop culture from damaging the planet. He argues that the...

  • Of Many Things. Christiansen, Drew // America;8/4/2008, Vol. 199 Issue 3, p2 

    The author reflects on the destruction of the biblical landscape of the Holy Land that was depicted in Bargil Pixner's books "With Jesus Through Galilee According to the Fifth Gospel" and "With Jesus in Jerusalem: His First and Last Days in Judea." He notes the factors causing the destruction...

  • Saving the Land. Simon, Anne W. // New Republic;1/6/73, Vol. 168 Issue 1/2, p16 

    Comments on the threat of environmental damage faced by Menemsha Neck, a slim little curve of sand dunes, bog and marsh that extends into a pond on Martha's Vineyard in the U.S. Ecological importance of the Neck as a coastal wetland and a natural resource; Need for radical changes in citizens'...

  • An Assessment of the Population of Cotton-Top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) and Their Habitat in Colombia. Savage, Anne; Thomas, Len; Feilen, Katie L.; Kidney, Darren; Soto, Luis H.; Pearson, Mackenzie; Medina, Felix S.; Emeris, German; Guillen, Rosamira R. // PLoS ONE;12/28/2016, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p1 

    Numerous animals have declining populations due to habitat loss, illegal wildlife trade, and climate change. The cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) is a Critically Endangered primate species, endemic to northwest Colombia, threatened by deforestation and illegal trade. In order to assess the...

  • Beyond Climate Change.  // Journal of Turkish Weekly;12/31/2007, p1 

    The author reflects on the need to be environment conscious despite the availability of energy efficient cars and other technologies. He suggests three policies which can help in the long term viability of the environment which include the provision of high quality public goods, new technology...

  • Using Conspecific Attraction to Conserve Endangered Birds. Schlossberg, Scott R.; Ward, Michal P. // Endangered Species Update;Oct-Dec2004, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p132 

    Conspecific attraction, the tendency for individuals of a species to settle near one another, may provide managers and conservationists with a new tool for the recovery of many bird species. Conspecific attraction has been used in the recovery of colonial birds for over 20 years, and recent...


Read the Article

Courtesy of

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics