Proyecto Titi is an organization designed to save Colombia's critically endangered cotton-top tamarins Saguinus oedipus and preserve habitats and biodiversity within the forests where tamarins live. Cotton-top tamarins are a small primate species found only within Colombian tropical forests. Although there are no accurate estimates concerning their original population size, tamarins must have numbered at least within the tens of thousands since 20,000-30,000 were exported during the late 1960's for medical tests and the pet trade, and since at least 75% (but possibly 98%) of their original forest habitat has been cleared. The latest population estimate is there could be 7,400 animals left, presumably 20% or less than the original population. Unfortunately, habitat destruction continues unabated, and two hydroelectric dams being built will flood much remaining forest.
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