Protect the Chacma Baboons in Sabie, South Africa

by Baboon Matters Trust Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

Baboon Matters advocates and negotiates for a change towards ethical, non lethal management of Chacma Baboons in the commercial pine plantations around Sabie, South Africa.

$6,500
total goal
$759
remaining
53
donors
0
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

The commercial pine plantations around Sabie have been conducting ongoing, unscientific and un-ethical killing of hundreds of baboons annually. Further untold stress to individual baboons and the baboon family structures result from cruel methods that are not in line with global best-practice for wildlife management. Countless troops' lives hang in the balance.

Solution

We are working to stop the un-ethical killing of baboons through stakeholder engagement and research that will establish implementable and non-lethal management solutions. We require transparency in baboon management practices through accurate reporting and access to records of baboon damage assessments undertaken by plantation owners. Furthermore we advocate change and enforcement of efficient and accountable laws and permit systems.

Long-Term Impact

We aim to secure healthy and sustainable baboon populations within the Sabie area and other Mphumalanga pine plantations in South Africa

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.baboonmatters.org.za
Discovery of 'Mass Grave'
Baboon Killing Fields
Mass Baboon Graves Discovered
Killing Fields Video

Organization Information

Baboon Matters Trust

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape Province - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.baboonmatters.org.za
Project Leader:
Jennifer Trethowan
Cape Town, Western Cape Province South Africa

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