Two monkeys/baboons listed to be killed – every day, all year round – on the 2015 Hunting List – The con in conservation.

The Con in Conservation

Darwin Primate Group

Two monkeys/baboons listed to be killed – every day, all year round –  on the 2015 Hunting List

– The con in conservation.

During my seventeen years working with wild primates, one nagging concern remained consistent: our nature conservation authorities appeared to be on the wrong side.The 2015 hunting notice allows for 2 baboons/monkeys to be killed daily using various methods once again instilling the chilling reminder that they seem to support the self-serving interests of farmers and hunters at the expense of the environment.

The vervet monkey and chacma baboon are protected and listed under appendix two of C.I.T.E.S  which warns that trade in these species needs to be monitored to ensure they do not become endangered.

Except for the Cape Peninsula in South Africa, primate populations are not monitored and assumptions are conveniently made using old, outdated data.oct9 Tau – a young baboon shot by dairy farmer –…

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