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!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the baboon-friendly people at Ayama Wines, who are generously donating R30 from the sale of each bottle of wine in their premium Baboon range to Baboon Matters.

Wine may be ordered directly from Ayama.  This is a real win-win:  Support Baboon Matters and enjoy some award-winning wine at the same time!

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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1 day ago

Hi, not sure if this has been asked before? Why can't there be a weekly drop off somewhere up the mountains of "spoiled" friut and veg? I feel so sorry for these guys with all these new developments just taking over their land. And then the people that move here just want to shoot them. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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It is always good to see the baboons and today was just gorgeous.
Baboons on the rocks at the inter-tidal zone are not easy to photograph at the best of times, but with bright mid-day morning sun, it is really difficult to capture their deep set eyes in photos.
I loved seeing the troop snack on mussels and kelps - regular little sushi bar!
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2 days ago

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In summer time it is more likely that baboons will be coming through our urban areas and if you are living on the fringe of our beautiful nature it is up to YOU to Baboon Proof your bins!
Proper waste management is VITAL to keeping the baboons out of your village; the harder it is for baboons to access your waste, the less time they will spend in your area.
It takes a few minutes to Baboon Proof - do it now !
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5 days ago

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Do not place any organic matter and foodstuff into municipal waste - compost or worm farms work well and make great enriching soils.

Ensure your bins are secured upright and locked.

Easy peezee!Here is this week's tip for how to be a good baboon neighbor. Baboon-proofing bins is vital! Please visit our website http://www.baboonmatters.org.za/baboon-facts/tips-for-your-home-2/ for more tips on how to secure your bins.

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5 days ago

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Remember folks - the main reason baboons come into urban areas is to get food - food we throw away in waste is the biggest attraction for opportunistic baboons.

Simple solution - make sure there is no food or any organic matter in your waste and make sure your bins are secure.
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5 days ago

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For the baboons to be able to enjoy good forage ( natural plants, bulbs, seeds, grasses and insects) on Slangkop Mountain - all Kommetjie residents must ensure you are baboon proofed so that the ever opportunistic baboons don't gain easy food rewards in the village.

Go to our web for tips to baboon proof your waste and home.

www.baboonmatters.org.za
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Jenni Trethowan
084 413 9482

Kathy Kelly

082 746 1609

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