Proyecto Titi works in an area called Santa Catalina Forest, which is home to more than 412 types of plant, and over 175 different types of animals, including anteaters, sloths, margay, ocelots, bats, and red howler monkeys.
When communities have a stable source of income, which they can use to feed and care for their families, they are more inclined to protect the environment. In order to engage local Columbian communities in actions that positively impact the environment and protect habitat for cotton top tamarins, Proyecto Titi have created several programmes that give people economic incentives, alongside educational programmes.
Education & Training
The charity also runs a project called ‘Eco-Mochila’, which is a programme that generates employment as well as cleans up the environment. More than 300 women have been trained to crotchet used carrier/plastic bags into something that can be sold (ecomochillas), and so far have recycled more than 1.5 million bags. These women have become leaders in their community and are excellent ambassadors for the charity.