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Golden Lion Tamarin - Leontopithecus rosalia - Löwenäffchen

The 1,000th birth is a highpoint for the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project that also aims to protect the tamarin's highly diverse and threatened habitat, the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. .The world's second most endangered vegetation type after the forests of Madagascar, it once covered more than 100 million hectares (386,000 square miles) but has been reduced to seven percent of its original area by agricultural and urban developments. .The 1,000 golden lion tamarins live in in the Poço das Antas and União Reserves and in privately owned forests. The area of Brazilian forest now under protection measures 16,600 hectares (64 square mile), including the original 6,300 hectares (24 square miles) of Poço das Antas.

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The 1,000th birth is a highpoint for the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project that also aims to protect the tamarin's highly diverse and threatened habitat, the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. .The world's second most endangered vegetation type after the forests of Madagascar, it once covered more than 100 million hectares (386,000 square miles) but has been reduced to seven percent of its original area by agricultural and urban developments. .The 1,000 golden lion tamarins live in in the Poço das Antas and União Reserves and in privately owned forests. The area of Brazilian forest now under protection measures 16,600 hectares (64 square mile), including the original 6,300 hectares (24 square miles) of Poço das Antas.