Human Wildlife Solutions (HWS) has been appointed for the next three years to manage the Baboon Programme in towns in the Overstrand that are faced with human-baboon conflict. This management programme includes the “Virtual Fence” technology and the use of baboon monitors.
The way forward:
HWS has two current programmes in the Overstrand, the Virtual Fence Programme in Hermanus and the Baboon Monitoring Programme in Pringle Bay.
The Virtual Fence Programme will expand in Overstrand East, including Vogelgat/Voelklip/Hamilton-Russell and Onrus troops and in Overstrand West, including Kleinmond/Betty's Bay/Pringle Bay and Hangklip troops.
The final monitoring methods for Overstrand West have not yet been finalised and meetings with interested groups will guide the way forward for the management of baboon troops in the Western Section.