Name a GLT in the Wild!

   A Special Limited Offer for our Generous GLT Supporters 

 Our partner organization in Brazil (AMLD) is continually monitoring the wild GLT population in their native habitat in Brazil, and have been able to determine that 25 tamarins have been born since August 2014.  An important step in monitoring is to identify each tamarin with a code name and keep track of their location and status over time in a permanent record.

For a donation of $1000, we are offering the opportunity to choose a name for one of these newly born infants or for a newly found adult GLT.  Past donors have given names such as Devra, Darci, Eduardo, and Jeremy, and until all of the new GLTs have been named, this is your chance to choose one for yourself or as a gift to someone special.   

You will receive a certificate with the name you choose and in a few months after your GLT and its family group is captured by our field team and is permanently marked with its code name, you will be sent a letter with a photo of the GLT and information concerning its family group and their location.  

We will also send to you via US Postal Service a copy of the book Thirteen Gold Monkeys signed by the author Dr. Benjamin Beck.   

Thirteen Gold Monkeys, a novel based on the first years of the reintroduction of zoo-born golden lion tamarins to Brazil is a story of hope, love, and unspeakable death in a disappearing Brazilian rainforest. A team of dogged conservationists tries to save the golden lion tamarin by reintroducing zoo-born tamarins to the forest. The book captures the tamarins’ fierce determination to survive, their loves and conflicts, their nurturant families, adorable babies, hidden language, sometimes comical attempts to solve the problems of adapting, and the agonizing deaths of those who don’t make it. There’s murder and mayhem too. The novel is suitable for all readers, especially students interested in science and conservation.

Here’s how to make your donation online and name a tamarin:

It’s simple!  Just click here  Make a separate donation for each name.  Be sure to include the following information on the Just Give form:

  • Choose an option under the heading “I would like to donate.
  • Hover your cursor over and click on “Please give the charity my:” enter your name, email and mailing address for receiving your thank you gift.  Just Give will immediately send you a tax receipt for your donation.
  • Click on “Program” select Name a Tamarin.
  • Click on “Dedicate my donation” and enter the name you wish to choose.