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South Africa: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment addresses issue of baboon management in City of Cape Town

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  Several stakeholders have committed to finding a lasting solution to the problem of baboon management in the city of Cape Town The compromise follows a stakeholder engagement discussion in Cape Town led by the Minister for Forestry Fisheries and the Environment Ms Barbara Creecy who was joined by the Deputy Mayor of Cape Town Cllr Councilor Eddie Andrews SAN Parks and Cape Nature A number of stakeholders and affected parties were also in attendance who pledged to ensure that sustainable solutions for baboon management are realized in Table Mountain National Park the City of Cape Town and other protected areas At this meeting the three Managing Authorities SANParks Cape Nature and the City of Cape Town agreed establish a joint Task Force develop and continue to develop a sustainable program for the management of the Chacma baboon population on the Cape Peninsula and that the first meeting of the task force will take place within the next two weeks Baboons occur naturally on the Cape Peninsula and their numbers have increased in recent decades Residents applauded Minister Creecy for engaging stakeholders and appreciated the spirit of collaboration in addressing the immediate problem of baboon troops in the area SANParks Cape Nature and the City have agreed to work on a Memorandum of Understanding to govern Baboon Management on the Cape Peninsula The minister urged all stakeholders to forge a close partnership that will be guided by science and research This will give us the best result
South Africa: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment addresses issue of baboon management in City of Cape Town

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Several stakeholders have committed to finding a lasting solution to the problem of baboon management in the city of Cape Town.

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Cape Town

The compromise follows a stakeholder engagement discussion in Cape Town led by the Minister for Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy, who was joined by the Deputy Mayor of Cape Town, Cllr Councilor Eddie Andrews , SAN Parks and Cape Nature.

Table Mountain National Park

A number of stakeholders and affected parties were also in attendance who pledged to ensure that sustainable solutions for baboon management are realized in Table Mountain National Park, the City of Cape Town and other protected areas.

Managing Authorities

At this meeting, the three Managing Authorities (SANParks, Cape Nature and the City of Cape Town) agreed:

establish a joint Task Force; develop and continue to develop a sustainable program for the management of the Chacma baboon population on the Cape Peninsula; and that the first meeting of the task force will take place within the next two weeks

Cape Peninsula

Baboons occur naturally on the Cape Peninsula and their numbers have increased in recent decades.

Minister Creecy

Residents applauded Minister Creecy for engaging stakeholders and appreciated the spirit of collaboration in addressing the immediate problem of baboon troops in the area.

Cape Nature

SANParks, Cape Nature and the City have agreed to work on a Memorandum of Understanding to govern Baboon Management on the Cape Peninsula.

The minister urged all stakeholders to forge a close partnership that will be guided by science and research. This will give us the best result.

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