Tag Archives: Rain Forests

Views: Protecting Brazil’s Golden Lion Tamarin

Concerned by a recent drop in population numbers of the threatened golden lion tamarin, conservationists in Rio de Janeiro state have built a bridge across a busy highway to help the monkeys circulate over a wider forested area.

The golden lion tamarin, also known as the golden marmoset, is a small New World monkey of the family Callitrichidae. Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, the golden lion tamarin is an endangered species.

Island Views: Amami Oshima – Japan (8K)

Amami Oshima in located between Kyushu and Okinawa. The island is covered with subtropical rain forests and has high biodiversity value. In July 2021, Amami Oshima along with Tokunoshima Island, Northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island were registered as the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.