Baboon Matters Trust - baboon conservation in South Africa

A VOICE FOR BABOONS

For 16 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.

“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?

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!

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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17 hours ago

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Friyay! Hope you get to spend the weekend with someone special!

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This cheeky fella has a fabulous set of "yellow" eyebrows - healthy young juvenile ! ... See MoreSee Less

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It does look as if Crookie is making a "bunny ears" gesture .... Crookie is a member of the Da Gama troop and is instantly recognized by her badly deformed hand. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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What an incredible honour it is to be chosen as a beneficiary by the truly inspiring people at The Platter Project! With Adv. Thuli Madonsela the proud of owner of a platter and the Project's biggest fan, The Platter Project has raised more than R400 000 for wildlife conservation projects and organ donation awareness.

The Project was born when mother-of-three, Di Wilkinson, was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure and was determined to use her time and talent to make an impact on causes close to her heart. A self-taught artist, she began painting wildlife on large ceramic platters which allowed her chosen beneficiaries to raise funds through auctioning them off.

To date 40 platters hold pride of place in homes around the world, and we are so grateful for this opportunity to raise much-needed funds to help us advocate for the ethical treatment of baboons in South Africa. Watch this space for your opportunity to own one of these sought-after collectors items!

Friends, if you are in need of some inspiration I suggest you head over to The Platter Project for your daily dose!

To Di, Leigh and the rest of the Wilkinson family, thank you!A brilliant platter of a baboon🐒This latest platter was inspired by the exceptionally talented @jamessuter 😊

DID YOU KNOW?: Most baboons live in hierarchical 'troops' of five to 250 animals (most commonly 40-80) which are socially based on a core of females and may include several transient males.🐒

Funds raised from this platter will be donated to the wonderful organization @baboonmatters based in the Western Cape, South Africa 🇿🇦

For more information email us at: theplatterproject@gmail.com ♥️

Happy Tuesday to you all, our wonderful followers 🌸

Through a guide's lens with James Suter
Black Bean Productions

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3 days ago

This little guy was in the middle of the road in Viljoenspass near Grabouw. Half of his body was rotten away with patches of raw flesh invaded by worms and flies. Phoned nature conservation for help, nobody showed up. So I caught him and took him to Grabouws vet to put him down. He was beyond help. RIP little one. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Our fabulous friends at Beauty Without Cruelty (South Africa) are marching to Parliament on Sat 21st in support of the proposed Bill that will ban the testing of cosmetics on animals. Please join them and add your voice to theirs to make it loud and clear that COSMETIC TESTING ON ANIMALS IS UNACCEPTABLE!Good morning. Share, share share and join us on Saturday, please 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Your friendly reminder that nominating us as a beneficiary on your MySchool card couldn't be simpler!

Simply visit www.myschool.co.za, click on "Update Details". and list us as one of your 3 (yes 3!) beneficiaries. Or if you don't already have a card, just click on "Get Card". Every time you swipe at Woolworths, Engen, Loot, Write Shoppe, Waltons and selected Superquick branches, a percentage is donated to us to help our fight for the ethical treatment of baboons!

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CONTACT NUMBERS

Jenni Trethowan
084 413 9482

Kathy Kelly
082 746 1609

 

 

Baboon Matters Trust is a registered
Non-Profit Organisation. 074-553-NPO

 

 

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