The Chacma baboon forms a part of the rich biodiversity of Cape Peninsula.

The baboons are an icon of the Cape Peninsula and important for tourism in the City of Town.  Tourists from all over the world hope to see and photograph the baboons when they visit the Western Cape.

Chacma baboons are found in different habitats from grassland and woodland scrub to semi-desert, mountain and coastal regions.  Baboons play a potentially important ecological role in the Cape Floristic Region, forging from the mountains to the coastline.  As they move along, they scatter seeds and bulbs and help to aerate the soil as they pull up the bulbs and tubers.

Eco-tourism

Eco-tourism as defined by The International Ecotourism Society is ‘the responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of the local people’.

The City of Cape Town’s natural environment, including the value of nature-based tourism, functional ecosystems and other environmental services, is worth between R2 – R6 billion annually.

Eco-tourism as defined by The International Ecotourism Society is ‘the responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of the local people’.

The City of Cape Town’s natural environment, including the value of nature-based tourism, the city’s vision is to maintain a sustainable baboon population in the Cape Peninsula and minimise conflict between people and baboons through successful integrated management.

 

Value of baboons 2 smImage: B. Sutherland 

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Medals received by competitors in the Cape Argus Pick ’n Pay Cycle Tour sport the face of one of Cape Town’s admired residents – the chacma baboon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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