As development continues to encroach onto wild habitats, people choosing to live in semi-natural environments – farms, smallholdings, seaside villages etc. increasingly need to find environmentally friendly ways of co-existing with wild animals and flora in order to preserve and rehabilitate the natural bio-diversity.
It’s common to assume that primate numbers are not threatened.
Age-old myths serve to justify the persecution of these animals by certain sectors of society and sightings of baboons and monkeys are generally considered to be common.
As a result, it is widely assumed that primates are not potentially threatened. This is an important misconception.
In spite of many primates living in low predator areas, they get shot, poisoned, electrocuted, killed by dogs, caught in snares and trapped for research laboratories and muthi.
Over the years, troops have declined in numbers and troop structures are consistently damaged due to ongoing human developments.