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We are helping to address the plight of forests and species in Colombia through highlighting the threats faced by the silvery-brown tamarin.
The demand for pastoral land in Colombia has resulted in vast swathes of the countryside undergoing changes in use. Most obviously, the change from tropical forest to cattle ranches has meant that much of the forest has disappeared through slash and burn practices. For the animals that live there the consequences are a shrinking habitat and declining numbers. Add to this the demand for pet primates and you have several species that are heading for extinction.