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Media Articles:

AMLD Website -

Interview with Stuart Pimm -

Marina Lapenta &  Paula Procopio de Oliveira. August 2009. Seed dispersal by GLTs -

National Geographic Weekend Radio hosted by Boyd Matson. January 31, 2009. Interview with Denise Rambaldi. -

Sarah Parsons. 2007. “Monkey Business: A conservation program succeeds by embracing trial and error” pp. 38-39 in Plenty, August-September 2007.

John Berry. 2006. “A Golden Future” pp.22-28 in Zoogoer vol. 35. No 6 November-December 2006.  Friends of the National Zoo.


National Geographic Magazine:

Virginia Morrell. The Rain Forest in Rio’s Backyard Republished from the pages of national Geographic magazine, March 2004.

Virginia Morrell. Hotspot Brazil.

Roger Hamilton’s articles:

Brazil’s other forest. June 2005. Still brimming with biological diversity, the Atlantic Forest needs allies. Any good bookstore has shelves of volumes about the Amazon rain forest. Documentary producers never tire of exploring the Amazon’s tree-shrouded tributaries or tracking the mighty tigre. The Amazon is a land of superlatives.

The message of a little monkey. April 2005. If it escapes extinction, the world will be a little more habitable for the rest of us. Like tubes keeping an intensive care patient alive, corridors of trees planted in the farm country east of Rio de Janeiro are linking together forest fragments in an effort to save a little monkey.

Pathways to survival. April 2005. The tiny world of a little monkey gets bigger—and just in time. The radio transmitter strapped to this monkey serves science and a species' survival. Imagine a world where all the people live on small islands, many of them no more than a beach and a few.

‘Mico’ mystique. April 2005. Why some of Brazil’s big landowners are helping to protect a tiny primate. Rosan Fernandes remembers his first contacts with the big landowners in the eastern part of Rio de Janeiro State. He would tell the rancher that the golden lion tamarins, called micos by the local people.

Monkeys vs. people? April 2005. Conservation can be a win-win proposition where both nature and people benefit. Brazil’s Golden Lion Tamarin Association exists to achieve one overriding objective—bring a little monkey back from the brink of extinction. Even in wealthy countries, people working to save endangered species frequently must respond to critics who claim.

Winning hearts and minds. April 2005. Conservationists and small farmers had to get to know each other before they could work together. The 106 families in the farming settlement of Cambucaes, east of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are mainly concerned with making ends meet, not worrying about the fate of a little monkey, no matter how. 

2007 Red Data Book page on GLTs:


Philadelphia Zoo Award -

Announcement – Denise Rambaldi wins the prestigious National Geographic Society Buffett Award for Leadership in Conservation.