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May 26, 2009

Speak up for conserving the Peninsula’s baboons

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Photo courtesy jomilo

Nature conservation and the beauty of Cape Town have become a part of my life in the last eight years of working in the tourism industry. I have come to realise that I am a conservationist at heart and am ready to help by supporting various organisations in saving what is left of nature and its beauty. We are blessed to have this natural splendour and we should work towards conserving as much as we can for future generations.

The Cape Peninsula has a number of baboon troops and it is important to note that they are wild animals and we humans have invaded their space. We need to be smart and innovative about how we integrate with nature.

We need to learn how to compromise and care for other living things. That’s why I stand with Baboon Matters in pointing out that some action needs to be taken.

South Peninsula residents are dissatisfied and demand action on the lack of management from the authorities concerning baboon and human contact.

To support this important cause, meet fellow protestors at the corner of Bell Crescent and Steenberg Road, outside Westlake Square (offices of Table Mountain National Park) on May 28, 2009, from 07h00 to 09h00.

Directions: from the bottom of Ou Kaapse Weg (Pollsmoor side), turn right towards the Blue Route. At the next traffic lights on your left you’ll find Westlake Square.

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