Comprehensive work on these Brazilian monkeys by an international team of experts who led the way in conserving three of the four lion tamarin species in the world today. The first section covers the history and framework of research and conservation for the four species, stressing the importance of both group and individual efforts. The authors then examine the principal research fields that have contributed to the management of the species in captivity and the wild. Finally, there is a review of interventions to conserve wild populations and their habitats.
Devra G. Kleiman is a research associate at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and is coeditor of Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques (1997). Anthony B. Rylands is senior director for conservation biology at the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International in Washington D.C., and is editor of Marmosets and Tamarins: Systematics, Behaviour, and Ecology (1993).