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!

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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Friends, between us the Baboon Matters team has some really great skills. We're good at understanding baboons, catching baboons, communicating about baboons, and never backing down about baboons. But we really suck at fundraising for baboons 🙁 So we'd like to introduce you to our new team member, Carol Brand, who is really good at fundraising! She has loads of experience - she has worked for Cape of Good Hope SPCA, Foodbank Cape Town, Salesian Institute, and Catholic Welfare and Development among others.

Many of you will be hearing from Carol via this page - we hope you don't mind, but you are our loyal supporters and we now desperately need to convince as many of you as possible to become loyal financial supporters. No matter how small, your regular contribution is more than we are getting currently, and it will help us continue our work. We currently have 3 (yes 3!) friends that are making regular donations.

Welcome Carol! Knock em dead!
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Friends, today we have a challenge for you! Our supporters on the MySchool program are slowly creeping up and we now have 140 people swiping for baboons each month. We urgently need to increase that...

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Friends, today we have a challenge for you! Our supporters on the MySchool program are slowly creeping up and we now have 140 people swiping for baboons each month. We urgently need to increase that number if the program is going to make a meaningful contribution and help us continue our work.

So your challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to help us double that number by the end of the month! If you haven't already nominated us as a beneficiary on your card (you can chose up to 3 organisations), we ask you to please consider doing so. We also ask that you tell your family and friends how urgently we need their support too, and that the MySchool program is the easiest way to help. All they have to do is swipe their card at any participating retailer - Woowlworths, Engen, Loot.co.za, and selected SuperQuick branches. Easy as that!

To add us as a beneficiary simply visit www.myschool.co.za and click on "Update Details", or to order a card click on "Get a Card". Ready, steady, go!
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Hats off to whoever is taking all the gorgeous pics at @CARE: Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education! WE LOVE THEM!

A beautiful, happy baby boy, and a beautiful outcome for yet another traumatised orphan. CARE is looking for release sites for rehabilitated troops in South Africa - as you can imagine not many landowners are queuing up to give baboons a chance to live in the wild where they belong. If you happen to know a baboon-friendly landowner, please spread the word!
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We just love this happy, sweet photo of orphan Niro. He was so sad, battered and bruised upon arrival, to see him flourish is such a pleasure. Niro is fully integrated into Coco troop and absolutely...

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Thank you Janet and Cape of Good Hope SPCA for checking up on this boy that has so many residents very concerned. We will keep you posted following the assessment of a vet. ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE INJURED BABOON DA GAMA TROOP DG17 has been seen by a veterinarian, whose assessment is as follows: While the wounds are big, there is evidence of granulation and the wounds are a good colour ...

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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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