BABOON ACTION GROUP
What is the Baboon Action Group?
We are a volunteer group that promotes education, raises funds, manages the monitoring process, improves waste management and conducts research on the local troop.
To encourage and promote the harmonious coexistence of local baboon troops with the residents, business operators and visitors of Pringle Bay; through research-based knowledge, natural feeding practices, and interventions that are environmentally and conservation-friendly.
The monitors aim to keep the baboon troop on the mountain and out of the village. They are identifiable by their fluorescent vests and identity cards. The monitor programme provides job opportunities for the local community.
The alpha male and female have been collared to track their movement, thereby enhancing our monitoring capability.
Support our Monitor Program
We receive no funding from the authorities and are entirely dependent on the generosity of residents and visitors to operate the monitoring programme.
Please support us by donating via EFT, SnapScan or collection boxes in the village centre shops. For EFT payments please state 'BABOONS' and provide your ERF number in the bank reference.
Pringle Bay Ratepayers
Savings Account: 2315001714
SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS
Baboon Alerts Telegram Group
Join the Baboon Alerts Telegram group to receive and share information on the troop’s whereabouts, alerting you to secure your home and to enable the monitors to respond promptly.
To join email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, cellphone number and ERF/Plot number.
Pringle Bay Baboons WhatsApp
There is always a need for questions and discussions, so in order to keep the Baboon Alerts WA group ONLY for alerts, we created the Pringle Bay Baboons WhatsApp group. Here we post photos, discuss, ask questions, and give advice on the baboons.
For all things related to our Pringle Bay baboon troop and baboons in general, this is the group to join. We share information regarding baboon-proof bins, baboon-proofing your home and interesting facts on baboons. We encourage members to share photos and videos of the baboons.
To join click on this link: Pringle Bay Baboons Facebook group.
Robyn Lawson-Craig - Monitoring and tracking system; Community events and engagement
Cornelia de Villiers - Branding; Social media management; Education and awareness
Dave Muirhead - Monitoring and tracking system
Mike Meyer - Monitoring and tracking system
Willem Stiglingh - Monitoring and tracking system
Cornelia Stoop - Waste management practice
Ilse Meyer, Etienne de Villiers, Jenny Parson, Taffy Roberts, Joselyn Mormile - Various