Baboon Matters Trust News & Views
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The death of Quizzy (April 2013)
Download our newsletter - the_death_of_quizzy.pdf
Baboon Matters Trust have requested SANParks support on a proposed conciliation over the killing of Chacma baboons (January 2013)
On Friday 18 January 2013, the Baboon Matters Trust (“Baboon Matters”) which operates as a non-profit organisation for the purpose of conservation and education for baboons across South Africa, sent an urgent letter to the CEO of SANParks. The letter primarily concerns the actions of SANParks late last year in causing two chacma baboons, known by the names Peter and Carpenter, to be killed.
Read the press release - Killing of Chacma baboons
Download an article by John Yeld - call_for_talks_on_baboon_problems.pdf
See a photo of the paint balls being used in the field - paint_balls.pdf
Interesting questions for Table Mountain National Park? (August 2012)
In the last months of 2008, Peter baboon (of the Da Gama Park troop) started to create a fission troop – taking Sebastian, Big Mama, Crookie and Lady Godiva – plus their offspring – he determinedly put space between his family group and the main troop. At the time, Baboon Matters raised serious concerns about ‘allowing’ such a break…
Read more - Interesting questions for TMNP?
CARE’s Wish List
Please assist CARE (Centre for Rehabilitation & Education) rebuild the facilities that were lost in the recent fire - care_wish_list_aug_2012.pdf
Killing the Cape’s male baboons (July 2012)
Two years ago the authorities managing baboons on the Cape Peninsula had William baboon of Scarborough killed for being a repeat raider. In their defense, the BCA (as they became known) stated that they had a new protocol that had been devised specifically to deal with so called problematic individuals, and that henceforth the new protocol would inform such decision making.
Read more - Killing the Cape’s male baboons
Letter from our Chairman - cape_times_article.pdf
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Baboon Matters Trust objects to lethal and inhumane control methods for so called damage causing animals (June 2012)
The Baboon Matters Trust has lodged a formal objection with CapeNature in which we oppose an agreement that will see an unprecedented increase in the use of hunting, trapping and poisoning of wildlife as a means to minimise losses the agricultural sector attribute to certain wildlife species.
Find out more - Control methods of so-called damage causing animals
Letter to the Press (September 2011) | Monday at Millers Point
Decision to resign from the Baboon Damage Working Group
Read the Trust’s Letter to all Members
Primate Ecology and Genetics Group Conference (July 2011)
Feedback from the PEGG Conference
William of Scarborough is killed
Download the PDF william.pdf