Conservation of endemic titi monkeys through strategic outreach in Bolivia

Pamela Carvajal

The Bolivian endemic titi monkeys (Callicebus olallae and C. modestus) are Endangered (IUCN, 2010) and have an extremely restricted distributional range in fragmented forests in Southwestern Beni Department. Both species are threatened by significant habitat loss associated with cattle ranching and ongoing and planned improvements to a major road that runs through their distribution. Local people are largely unaware of the immediate threats facing these primates and as such we propose to begin an appropriate outreach and communication process in the region. We also propose to identify the most important areas for the conservation of these species through field surveys.