Education, Training & Awareness
Education is a core focus of Baboon Matters. We believe that changing perceptions and the way we manage human activity in baboon-affected areas are the only ways to ensure a sustainable future for South Africa’s baboon population, and to create a society that values our wild neighbours and their rightful place in our natural heritage.
Since our inception Baboon Matters has presented educational talks to many thousands of learners at schools around Cape Town, post-graduate students, and interest groups such as Rotary Clubs, U3A groups, tour guides, and resident organisations.
We have made our educational material available through print-ready pdf’s which can be utilized by other organisations or resident groups who may need to educate about baboons and how to live in close proximity with them.
BEAST OR BLESSING
Beast or Blessing is a collection of heart-warming stories and beautiful images gathered from around southern Africa. It provides unique insight into our primate cousins, and provides an educational message to a wide range of readers.
MIKEY MOHICAN’s A-Z of BABOONS
Now in its 3rd print run, Mikey Mohican takes a light-hearted look at baboon behavior as children learn their A B C’s. Full of fun educational activities for young children, Mikey is a hit with learners and teachers alike.
BABOON MONITOR TRAINING
Baboon Matters provides comprehensive training in humane baboon management, based on our experience gained over 25 years of working with baboons.
This training program provides all the tools needed for effectively managing baboons (and humans) in urban, rural and agricultural environments. Our week-long training course is available to communities, businesses and farmers who wish to change the paradigm of conflict with baboons.
Baboon Matters ensures that the public are aware of issues affecting baboons on an ongoing basis, particularly in Cape Town. The Trust has always been well supported by print, radio and television media, who provide us with the opportunity to highlight important issues such as the aggressive and lethal management of Cape Town’s baboon population.
Social media has become our primary platform for keeping our growing support base informed, and to mobilise action campaigns when required.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO CONTINUE THIS WORK!
In a funding landscape where baboons are not considered a conservation priority, Baboon Matters relies purely on the support of the public to carry out its work. We urgently need financial assistance if we are to continue being a voice for baboons.