Publicly available monthly reports are produced about the baboon management project. These contain raiding activity and out of town records of the Cape Peninsula baboons, as well as a breakdown of hotline calls for the month, and updated monthly population figures of each troop. In addition to this, monthly, seasonal and daily trends of baboon behaviour are reported on.
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This monthly report covers the period from 1 to 31 March 2019. Although this period represents the end of summer, when both food and water conditions may be limiting, the troops still spent an average of 99.9% of their time out of town. Unfortunately, however, the average time individuals spent in town increased by nearly two percent, with them spending an average of only 92.6% of their time out of town. This raiding trend by individuals occurred in almost every troop except the two Constantia Troops and the Mountain Troop, where raids on the farms are not considered urban raiding.This month there was also a general increase in assertive raids by individuals, with 24 raids on houses or baboons stealing directly from people being reported on the hotline. This is almost double the number reported last month.
Baboon Rangers are provided for events, functions and film shoots that are held in areas that baboons may frequent. The Rangers provide security and peace of mind for the people attending the function so that they can enjoy themselves without being harassed.
HWS is the only service provider in Cape Town that holds the required CapeNature permit that allows the use of aversive techniques in the management of baboons. To request a quote please complete the enquiry form or contact us.
Information and Advice
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