The con in conservation – South African legislation.

To those looking for a way to prevent monkeys or baboons from being shot, please contact your local NSPCA and police station to help.   WESTERN CAPE 2015: The con in conservation. During my seventeen years working with wild primates, one nagging concern remained consistent: our nature conservation authorities appeared to be on the wrong…

OLD AFRICA AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Once upon a time in Africa, people understood that us humans are not above all other animals but equal to them. And so the time has come for us to reflect on the past, present and look deeply to find a solution to the damage we have caused. Credo Mutwa is an extraordinary South African…

Monkey Mayhem

Photo: Emma Rose A transient male – who had his whole hand ripped off by another male – making his way into an urban troop in Umhlanga Rocks. Transient males suffer abnormal, serious injuries when competing for resources in areas where their natural habitat has been encroached on by human development. These monkeys have no…

Farmers vs Wildlife – the Plight of SA Primates

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW: Farmers vs Wildlife – the Plight of SA Primates Farmers vs Wildlife and the Plight of SA Primates Related articles Commend Authorities for Arresting Notorious Chimpanzee Abuser (forcechange.com) Protecting Wildlife Diversity (swearercenter.wordpress.com)

Harmonious Co-existence between Humans and Baboons/Monkeys

We’ve altered their lives drastically by encroaching on their territory. We’ve destroyed habitats and have severely damaged troop structures.

This presentation is for residents who would like to co-exist peacefully with the baboons and/or monkeys around their homes.

Darwin Primate Group

The Darwin Primate Group is a registered non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of South African primate species. There are nine provinces in SA with each province being governed by independent laws. Because the DPG is the only official primate rescue centre in the Western Cape in SA, our work is crucial to ensure a…

Living With Our Wild Neighbors

Living With Baboons Before our ancestors established farms in the Western Cape, the respectful Khoi-San co-existed peacefully with wild animals.

Communication – The Eye Brow Lift

Depending on the context, the eye brow lift (illustrated here by Alpha males, No Hands and Bud generally represents a relatively mild warning. In this case, No Hands is warning the photographer not to point a camera at him while Bud is warning a human bystander not to get close to his babies. The eyebrow…