Baboon Matters Trust - baboon conservation in South Africa

A VOICE FOR BABOONS

For more than 25 years Baboon Matters has been at the forefront of baboon conservation  – in the face of ever-increasing urbanization and intensive agriculture, and the resulting escalation in baboon/human conflict.

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“Baboons could not, surely, have a more passionate advocate. Baboon Matters is doing so much to help both baboons and people.”

 – Jane Goodall

Throughout South Africa baboons are in crisis.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that their numbers are declining – the result of their low conservation status, and a society which sees them as problematic and expendable.  Many thousands are killed around the country each year under cruel and inhumane conditions.

Will you help us create awareness for their plight and put your  #HandsUp4baboons?

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In a funding environment where baboons are not considered a conservation priority, Baboon Matters relies purely on the support of the public to carry out its work.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP!

In a funding environment where baboons are not considered a conservation priority,

Baboon Matters relies purely on the support of the public to carry out its work.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

DONATE

We cannot continue advocating for the ethical treatment of baboons around the country without financial support.

Your once-off or monthly contribution, or bequest in your will, can aid our fight for a future for baboons in South Africa.

Please consider supporting us.

Add Baboon Matters Trust as a Charity Beneficiary on your existing MySchool card, or join the program. Because every swipe counts and every cent helps!

BABOON DEFENDERS

Baboon Defenders are a commited group of supporters who stand with us as a voice for baboons. All we ask is that you do what you can, when you can.

On occasion we may ask for your help – whatever it is, it will be what is truly needed, right when it’s needed most!

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What to do - there are baboons in my home!

What to do if a baboon enters your home?

Stay calm!  He will not hurt you unless he feels threatened or cornered.

Make sure he has an exit route like an open window or door.

If you have dogs, lock them out of the way.

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What to do - there are baboons in my home!

About Walking Tours

Although a change in policy by the City of Cape Town resulted in our Walking Tours with Baboons being stopped in 2011, we still get regular requests for these tours.  Our Walks were incredibly popular, and many hundreds of people developed a deeper appreciation for baboons as a result, but we are unfortunately not allowed to offer them anymore.

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18 hours ago

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We had hoped to launch our second baboon educational, but have had a couple of gremlins in the works.
Anyway, the new video will be up within the next day or so, in the meantime, enjoy our first episode again....can you tell the difference between a male or female baboon?
https://www.facebook.com/74156619573/videos/1184997428330282/

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This is the first in our series of short, fun educationals that will help you to know your baboon neighbours a bit better. If you understand baboons more, we hope you will be able to prepare and implement measures to reduce conflicts and make sure baboons dont get easy food rewards from human areas.

Please let me know if you found this useful or informative; and please tell us which aspects about baboons you would like to know more about. Contact me at jenni@baboonmatters.org.za

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2 days ago

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Fantastic clip from CARE - listen to baby baboon Bailey giggle as he plays. Lovely

CARE: Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education
TURN UP THE VOLUME TO HEAR BAILEY GIGGLE

Orphan baby baboon Bailey loves to play & giggle! After such a traumatic start in life (his mother was killed & he was rescued from being kept in a bird cage), it’s music to our ears!
Bailey has been in our Nursery Quarantine for a few weeks & is now bonding to baboon surrogate mother Kristi. Stay tuned for updates!
#rehabilitationforrelease #giggle #babygiggles #animalsounds #baboon #orphanbabybaboonbailey #cute #justforsmiles #playface #sanctuary #primaterescue #primaterehabilitation #primatecare #notpets #notpests #notpetsnotpests #volunteer
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6 days ago

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Please will all those of you who love baboons, join me in saying a HUGE thank you to Dr. Paula Pebsworth!

Paula came to South Africa with the single intention of helping baboons; I will talk more about the what happened in the past few months and weeks at a later point but for today I want to pay tribute to this amazing, clever, wise, compassionate woman who is returning to her home in USA.
Paula donated all of her time her in SA to help the baboons as well as having spent months researching and seeking solutions - time and resources all given freely.

Such generosity of spirit, time and energy is rare and should be acknowledged, so please folks join me in thanking Paula for everything she has done and will continue to do to make a difference for our baboons.

Thank you Paula

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Baboon Matters thanks Dr. Paula Pebsworth for having donated so much time, care and knowledge to help baboons and landowners. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jenni Trethowan
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