Durrell field programme
Durrell Wildlife Park
Once thought to be extinct but rediscovered in the 1970s, the black lion tamarin (BLT) is now found only in São Paulo, Brazil. High levels of deforestation have dramatically reduced the BLT's habitat and left this species in a precarious state. Learn what steps Durrell, together with local partner and Brazilian NGO IPÊ, is taking to conserve this species.
The rarest species are often the less well known, but our species profiles are here to give you easy access to the key facts and photos. Click for a snapshot of the black lion tamarin
Our timelines tell the story behind the species and our programmes: from Durrell's first involvement through to our consevation activities today and the differences we have made on the ground. Click for the full story of the black lion tamarin