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.

“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!

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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UPDATE from Anne: I'm sad to report that the dear baboon died peacefully in my arms outside the vet. She was an older female and pregant. The vet immediately listened for fetal heartbeat but confirme...

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Drove around Smitswinkel Bay late this morning...lots of baboons...esp littlies all over the place...baboon monitors were there as was a bus of tourists and quite a few cars..all parked...couldn't believe it...people all out their cars...children included ...taking pics etc...I shouted to one of the monitors to tell the people to get back into their cars...they looked at me smiled and walked off! I then stopped next to a car with a family in it and told the dad to get his kids back in the car, close their doors etc. before a baboon got inside! Why on earth were the monitors not warning people to get back into their vehicles? If a baboon attacked someone or jumped into a car if they saw food...then what? Was so angry... ... See MoreSee Less

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Friends, don't forget that adding us as a beneficiary on your MySchool/MyPlanet/MyVillage card couldn't be easier! Just visit www.myschool.co.za and click on Update your Details - you can choose up to 3 beneficiaries and spread the love!

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The Waterfall troop in Simonstown have decided today is shopping day and they are raiding shops and restaurants at the Wharf - please be aware if you are in the area and drive slowly ... See MoreSee Less

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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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