Baboons living on the Cape Peninsula in South Africa are under threat. Habitat destruction and fragmentation, ongoing conflicts with humans, aggressive and unsustainable management methods and limited access to dwindling resources. The future of these animals looks bleak. We need to strive for peaceful coexistence and find solutions to help us achieve this goal.
The use of the term “Dune Restoration” in scenarios where restoration measures are questionable and restoration goals undefined, is misleading and incorrect. Analysing three case studies in the Cape Peninsula it becomes clear that “Dune Restoration” is a pipe dream under current conditions and the term is rather used as a guise for personal gain.