The 2017-2018 Annual Baboon Management Report is compiled for the City of Cape Town by Human Wildlife Solutions (HWS). Human Wildlife Solutions is the appointed service provider for the City of Cape Town, to manage 11 managed baboon troops on the Cape Peninsula.
• HWS took over the management of the 11 managed troops in August 2012. HWS has held three consecutive tenders, the first tender was for a two-year period from 1 August 2012 to 31 July 2014. The second tender contract period was from 1 August 2014 to 30 June 2017. The current contract commenced on 1 July 2017 and will conclude on 30 June 2020.
• During December 2016, the Misty Cliffs individuals were included in the Groot Olifantsbos (GOB) Troop’s numbers because they joined the GOB Troop. Three females later broke away from the GOB Troop and are since referred to as the GOB Individuals.
• In terms of the current tender, HWS have a ranger stationed on Plateau Road to manage the interface between baboons and tourists on the road. However, the Plateau Road (PR) Troop does not raid in the official urban area and is therefore not a managed troop.
• This annual report covers the period of 1 July 2017 till 30 June 2018. This annual report provides a synopsis of trends in baboon management for the past six years, but with particular emphasis on the past 12 months.
Please find the Annual Report attached... for download... below.