Thursday
May232013

Easy, fun way to contribute to SGLT

Do you shop online?  Do searches online?  Like special offers?  Like to play games?

Here is a great way to help raise funds for Save the Golden Lion Tamarin.  Just go to www.goodsearch.com and choose Save the Golden Lion Tamarin as your charity.  Each internet search you conduct on their site (in place of using Google for instance) will raise a penny.  Play 3 games they have online and a penny is contributed to us.  And best of all, to make online purchases at many of the places where you already shop, do it through this site and a percentage will be donated to us (from 1 to as much as 30%).  The choice of stores is impressive – Amazon, Dell, Walmart, Sears, Lands End, Office Depot, 1-800 Flowers, and many many more. 
 
Check out their website, look around at what is offered, and you will be amazed how easy it is to make a difference in what you what you already do online. 

 

 

Wednesday
May082013

Ben Beck’s GLT Novel Now Available

GLT Scientist and SGLT Board Member Ben Beck has written an engaging novel entitled Thirteen Gold Monkeys, a vivid and authentic story about the efforts to save this beautiful species from extinction by reintroducing zoo-born GLTs to their native habitat in Brazil.

Ben has donated an autographed copy of this book to the National Zoo’s ZooFari auction (open now through May 12), to be accompanied by a personal appearance and book signing at an event chosen by the highest bidder.   Proceeds of this auction item will go directly to help GLTs in Brazil.

Also, copies of Thirteen Gold Monkeys are available for purchase from Amazon  (including a Kindle edition), Barnes and Noble (including a Nook edition), and OutSkirts Press, or can can be ordered from any bookseller.  There is an iTunes version for iPhone/iPad.

Fifty percent of any profits from the commercial sale of the book will be donated to the Devra G. Kleiman endowment fund for the support of ongoing conservation efforts with golden lion tamarins.  Order multiple copies to share with  your friends!  Enjoy the story and  help save GLTs!

Tuesday
Apr302013

SGLT President, Lou Ann Dietz, selected as PEN’s Educator of the Month!

Lou Ann Dietz has over 40 years of pioneering conservation field experience in Brazil and other countries in Latin America. Thirty years ago, in 1983, she established a community-based environmental education program in Brazil – the first of its kind in the country!  She coordinated a survey to identify people’s knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors concerning the golden lion tamarin in the municipalities of Rio de Janeiro State where this tiny and endangered primate is endemic. She discovered that very few people could identify the golden lion tamarin in a picture and that they didn’t know that this primate’s declining status was connected with deforestation in the region. Those who could identify the tamarin valued it for its beauty and said that it made them happy when they saw it. These results indicated that the golden lion tamarin could be promoted as a flagship species for Atlantic Forest conservation. Her efforts have been instrumental in contributing to the golden lion tamarin becoming a national symbol for conservation in Brazil.

Lou Ann worked in partnership with Brazilian primatologists to understand the biology and ecology of the golden lion tamarin. The information provided during educational activities was always based on scientific data gathered from the field.  Over time, Lou Ann’s team documented significant increases in knowledge about the tamarin and the forest, as well as positive changes in attitudes and behaviors. Her education model inspired many conservation programs in Brazil, and she has been instrumental in training and empowering over 100 Brazilian educators to lead the program.

In her capacity as the President and Founding Director of Save the Golden Lion Tamarin and as a member of the Golden Lion Tamarin Association’s (Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado) Board of Directors, Lou Ann continues her involvement with primate educators in Brazil. She also serves as an elected member of the International Committee for Conservation and Management of Lion Tamarins, an official advisory group to the Brazilian government.

Find out more about Lou Ann's work at the Primate Education Network's website

Tuesday
Apr232013

Help save GLTs with your bids on fabulous items in the ZooFari 2013 Online Auction! 

From Sunday, April 21 at 6pm EST through Sunday, May 12 at 9pm EST, Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) will host the ZooFari 2013 online auction! This is your opportunity to bid on incredible, one-of-a-kind items to raise money for many of the Smithsonian's National Zoo's programs – one of which supports the conservation of Golden Lion Tamarins in Brazil!  Last year’s auction raised more than US$11,000 that goes to AMLD, our partner in Brazil that works on conservation of GLTs.  With your help we can top that this year.  Check out the auction at:  https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?auctionId=186537421.

The specific auction items that benefit GLTs are not specifically identified on the auction website; so use this list to find them and bid on them them!  Share the link and list with all your friends in e-mails and Facebook.  Many thanks to all the donors for these special items:

Online Auction Number

Item

Donor Name

132

Autographed Copy Of THIRTEEN GOLD MONKEYS And Appearance By Author Ben Beck

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517632

 

Benjamin Beck

 

133

Golden Lion Tamarin/Indiana Jones Hat Signed By Actor Harrison Ford

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517634

 

Associação Mico-Leão- Dourado

135

Learn How To Take Amazing Shots With This Photo Safari At The National Zoo

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194230990

 

Don C. Johnson
Clyde Nishimura

138

Animal Painting Experience With A Naked Mole Rat

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194230999

Kenton Kerns

 

139

Animal Painting Experience With An Armadillo

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194286409

Kenton Kerns

 

141

NHL's Capitals' Rod Langway's Hockey Stick

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517672

 

Irene Kerns

147

Exclusive Golden Lion Tamarin Association Soccer Ball

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194381050

Associação Mico-Leão- Dourado

153

Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of Zoo Atlanta

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194541894  

Zoo Atlanta/ Jennifer Mickelberg

155

Animal Artwork By A Large Madagascar Tenrec

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517678

Kenton Kerns

 

156

Animal Artwork By A Naked Mole Rat

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517681  

 

Kenton Kerns

157

Animal Artwork By A Three Banded Armadillo

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517684

 

Kenton Kerns

 

158

Animal Artwork By Golden Lion Tamarins

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194527664

 

Kenton Kerns

 

159

Animal Artwork By Prehensile Tailed Porcupine

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194527666

 

Kenton Kerns

 

163

Two Hours With A NASA Aerospace Engineer

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231016

 

Adam Matuszeski

 

165

Special Guided Tour In Copenhagen Zoo (Denmark)

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194381054

 

Bengt Holst, Copenhagen Zoo

 

166

Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of Zoo Miami

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231018

 

Zoo Miami

167

Animal Encounters At Audubon Zoo

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231023

 

Auduban Zoo

168

Tour Colorado Rocky Mountain Wildflowers  With An Expert Biologist

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194286405

Dr. David W. Inouye

 

169

Curator-Led Tour Of The Bronx Zoo's Congo Exhibit

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231027

 

Dr. David Powell

 

170

Tour Of Sant Ocean Hall At The National Museum Of Natural History

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194381057  

 

Nancy Knowlton

 

171

Behind-The-Scenes Rainforest Adventure At Monkey Jungle In Miami

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231014

DuMond Conservancy (Dr. Sian Evans)

 

172

UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS - 47 REMARKABLE STORIES FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: Book Signed By Author

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517651

 

Jennifer S. Holland

 

174

Live Video Conference With The GLT Conservation Team In Brazil

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194286403

 

Associação Mico-Leão- Dourado

175

Four Night Stay At Sea Colony condo, Bethany Beach, Delaware

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194381032

 

Lynn Parsons

179

Primate Power - Tour Of Philadelphia Zoo's Rare Animal Conservation Center And Peco Primate Reserve

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231033

 

Dr. Andy Baker

181

Signed Copy Of Jane Goodall's  Book - HOPE FOR ANIMALS AND THEIR WORLD

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194632789

 

Jane Goodall Institute

183

FRESHWATER - THE ESSENCE OF LIFE, Signed By Author Russ Mittermeier

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194632789

Dr. Russelll Mittermeier, Conservation International

184

A CLIMATE FOR LIFE: MEETING THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE, Signed By Author Russ Mittermeier

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231041

 

Dr. Russelll Mittermeier

185

BIRDS OF PARADISE, Signed By Author Russ Mittermeier

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231043

 

Dr. Russelll Mittermeier

186

PANTANAL: SOUTH AMERICA'S WETLAND JEWEL, Signed By Author Russ Mittermeier

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231045

 

Dr. Russelll Mittermeier

187

HOTSPOTS REVISITED, Signed By Author Russ Mittermeier

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194381030

 

Dr. Russelll Mittermeier

188

THE WEALTH OF NATURE, Signed By Author Russ Mittermeier

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194381028

 

Dr. Russelll Mittermeier

189

BRAZILIAN BIOMES, Signed By Author Russ Mittermeier

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231047

 

Dr. Russelll Mittermeier

190

WILDERNESS: EARTH'S LAST WILD PLACES, Signed By Author Russ Mittermeier

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231049

 

Dr. Russelll Mittermeier

191

OCEANS: HEART OF OUR BLUE PLANET, Signed By Author Russ Mittermeier

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231051

 

Dr. Russelll Mittermeier

192

Delicious Meal At Zengo Restaurant With Dr. Anthony Rylands

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194381063

Dr. Anthony Rylands, Conservation International

193

Framed Award-Winning Photograph Of LION IN SNOW

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194527552

 

Mehgan Murphy

194

Paint With The Great Apes At The National Zoo

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231055

 

Laurie Thompson

196

Restore 1 Acre Of Forest For Golden Lion Tamarins In Brazil

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194286401

 

Associação Mico-Leão- Dourado

197

Adopt A Golden Lion Tamarin In Brazil

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194286399

Associação Mico-Leão- Dourado

198

Name The Next Golden Tamarin Baby Born In The Wild

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194286397  

Associação Mico-Leão- Dourado

201

Custom Charcoal Portrait Of Your Pet

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194286395

 

Gibbons Rock Studio

233

Zebra Portrait

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194527602

 

Mehgan Murphy

 

292

Wildlife Viewing At Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231099

 

Bengt Holst, Copenhagen Zoo

 

293

Animal Artwork By Bonnie The Orang

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517720

 

Kenton Kerns

 

294

Animal Artwork By Lucy The Orang

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517723

 

Kenton Kerns

 

295

Animal Artwork By Mandara The Gorilla

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517725

 

Kenton Kerns

 

296

Animal Artwork By Kojo The Gorilla

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517725

 

Kenton Kerns

 

305

Gorilla Baby Candid Shot

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194527641

 

Mehgan Murphy

 

306

Cuttlefish Photo

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194527643

 

Mehgan Murphy

 

307

Spectacular Panda Photograph

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194527645

 

Mehgan Murphy

 

317

Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of The Smithsonian National Museum Of Natural History's Mammal Collection

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231108

 

Esther Langan

 

318

Rare, Close-Up Introduction To The Zoo's Great Cats

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194231110

 

Craig Saffoe

 

280 (pkg)

 

Three 1-Hour Personalized Sessions Of Dog Training

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517709

 

Genevieve Warner

 

280 (pkg)

 

A Tisket, a Tasket, Puppies in a Basket

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517709

Horse Country Saddlery

 

285

Poppy Purse and Silk Scarf

http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=194517718

 

Irene Kerns

Monday
Apr082013

New biologist joins the team in Brazil

SGLT and AMLD, our partner organization in Brazil, are happy to announce that a valuable education team member has recently received his BS degree in biology.  Ruan Azevedo began his collaboration with AMLD at a young age while still a high school student, and he demonstrated a keen interest in conservation. During his college studies he served as an intern with the AMLD Environmental Education team in Brazil. As a newly graduated biologist, he is beginning his service as a professional member of that same team.  On behalf of our organizations and the 1700 GLTs in the wild, we welcome Ruan with his dedication and talents, and we wish him a rich and rewarding road ahead.