Ecology Partners Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado (AMLD)


Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado (AMLD) is a registered Brazilian non-governmental organization created in 1992 to coordinate and sustain all national and international efforts to conserve golden lion tamarins (GLTs) and their Atlantic Forest habitat.

AMLD has 13 permanent staff, all residents of local communities. With over two decades of work by this dedicated and effective conservation organization the number of GLTs increased from about 200 to about 3,200 (albeit in isolated forest fragments), the species conservation status was upgraded from “critically endangered” to “endangered”, deforestation was stopped in the region and GLTs have become a nationally recognized icon for Atlantic Forest conservation.

Much still needs to be done to protect GLTs from extinction, but AMLD has a science-based strategic plan that will ensure that GLTs survive for decades to come.

Read more about the programme of AMLD here.