Apply to Join

Stop Killing Baboons!

by Baboon Matters Trust
Play Video
Stop Killing Baboons!
Stop Killing Baboons!
Stop Killing Baboons!
Stop Killing Baboons!
Stop Killing Baboons!
Stop Killing Baboons!
Stop Killing Baboons!
Stop Killing Baboons!
Stop Killing Baboons!


Across South Africa baboons are killed on a daily basis. These intelligent primates are offered little or no protection in law and land owners frequently use lethal management as a quick, cheap resort to "get rid of the problems". Killing baboons is not an ethical, effective long term measure. Baboon Matters Trust aims to ensure that municipal by-laws are promulgated in Cape Town and that South Africa's national biodiversity laws are improved to provide protection for primates nationally.

total goal
monthly donor


Throughout South Africa baboons are considered to be "damage causing" animals. Although it has been proven that lethal management does not provide long term solutions and that effort needs to be placed in mitigating the damage, it is simply too easy for land owners to kill baboons. Collectively NGOs and civic groups are demanding change, there is an urgent need to change outdated laws and focus attention on education and training of best practise to reduce baboon human conflicts ethically.


The project will generate awareness and support through a positive campaign with the purpose of bringing all stakeholders together to workshop solutions, focus collective attention on producing by-laws and changes for national government so that it will become illegal to kill primates. The combination of a legal framework, together with mass public action will ensure that by-laws are implemented and landowners encouraged and made to utilise effective methods to prevent damage caused by baboons.

Long-Term Impact

Positive campaigning, workshops and public participation will result in the presentation of acceptable by-laws to the City Cape Town by the end of 2019. Engagement with national ministers to start the process of drafting changes to national law will begin. In urban areas implementing by-laws will result in immediate improvement to waste management and reduction in baboon/human conflicts. In agricultural areas the focus will be on constantly improving methods so that baboons do not raid crops.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

Baboon Matters Trust

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape Province - South Africa
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Jennifer Trethowan
Cape Town, Western Cape Province South Africa
$12,637 raised of $35,000 goal
141 donations
$22,363 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Baboon Matters Trust has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.