Save the Last 160 Blond Titi Monkeys!
- By: Ismail A & Patricia Losch
- Target: The President of Brazil Ms. Dilma Vana Rousseff to Enact a law to made a protected area for Blond Titi Monkey
There are only about 160 Blond Titi monkeys left in the entire world, making it one step away from extinction. Yet despite its "critically endangered" classification, there are currently no plans to preserve its habitat.
Because of the widespread deforestation occurring throughout Brazil, the Titi monkey's habitat gets smaller every year. Cattle ranching -- including for cows that end up on American plates -- is also encroaching on the monkeys' once lush jungles. And if that weren't enough, the monkeys are also often hunted for their pelts or kidnapped to be used as pets in the wild.
We can't let our negligence allow this beautiful animal to be lost forever. Please ask the Brazilian government to form a legally protected area for the Blond Titi monkey!