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The baboon population in the Southern Cape Peninsula is flourishing under the policy of "Keep our baboons wild and safe".
The population has doubled from 379 in 2006 to over 600 in 2016.
The population is not at risk or in any danger.
WHO MANAGES THE BABOONS?
The Baboon Technical Team (BTT) comprises representatives from the City of Cape Town, SANParks Table Mountain National Park, South African Navy and CapeNature.
Representatives from animal welfare organisations, independent animal welfare specialists, five city councillors and members of the University of Cape Town Baboon Research Unit are invited to monthly meetings to inform decisions on baboon management in the Southern Cape Peninsula.
The BTT meet quarterly with public respresentatives (residents) appointed by residential associations in baboon-affected areas to the Baboon Liaison Group (BLG).
The BLG is made up of representatives from the Constantia Property Owners Association, Scarborough Residents & Ratepayers Association, Kommetjie Residents & Ratepayers Association, Misty Cliffs Village Association, Ocean View Civic Association, Tokai Residents Association, Zwaanswyk Residents Association, Steenberg Estate Residents Association and the Simon’s Town Civic Association.
Human Wildlife Solutions implements baboon management for 11 (of the 17) baboon troops (418 baboons out of over 600 in total) in the Southern Cape Peninsula - with 63 baboon rangers - managed by 3 area managers.