Santa Marta White-fronted Capuchin Cebus malitiosus

Santa Marta White-fronted Capuchin Cebus malitiosus

Santa Marta White-fronted Capuchin Cebus malitiosus



The Santa Marta white-fronted capuchin is threatened in Colombia by habitat loss and fragmentation due to cattle ranching and oil palm agro-industries. Pet trade may also pose imminent threats to wild populations of the Santa Marta white-fronted capuchin, especially in areas where tourism is widespread.

IUCN red list

The Santa Marta White-fronted Capuchin is #endangered in #Colombia #SouthAmerica by #deforestation for #timber #soy #meat #palmoil. Help their survival by joining the #Boycott4Wildlife on #brands causing #deforestation!

The Santa Marta white-fronted capuchin is distributed in deciduous and tropical rainforests of the north-eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta from sea level up to elevations as high as 1,300 m (Ruiz-García et al. 2010; Defler 2003, 2004).

Global Forest Watch data for the Colombian departments of Cesar, La Guajira and Magdalena, in which this species is known or believed to occur, suggest that, should forest loss continue at the same rate that has impacted the previous generation (2009-2034), close to 30% of this species’ suitable habitat is likely to be lost by the year 2066 (Global Forest Watch 2020).

You can support this beautiful animal


Donate to help orphaned capuchins that are rescued from traffickers. At Merazonia Wildlife Sanctuary

Further Information

ICUN endangered logo

Link, A., Boubli, J. & Lynch Alfaro, J. 2020. Cebus malitiosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T4084A81282214. Downloaded on 05 June 2021.

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