About the Proposed Development
A new housing development is being proposed that will threaten the very existence of the resident group of Lesser Galago (Bushbaby), a small indigenous nocturnal primate that occurs naturally in this region.
This area that has become known as the "Bushbaby Coridor" is their only home, along with other wildlife species. The Acacia Karoo trees that grow in this corridor were planted by the residents 20 years ago, specifically for the local Bushbabies. As they are mainly tree dwelling creatures, the trees offer them protection from predation, provide food in the form of tree gum and insects that feed on the leaves and fruits of the trees.
Developers want to destroy this Bushbaby Corridor to make way for the building of another 13 unit upmarket cluster on this 25 metre wide sliver of land.
The lesser bushbaby, known to scientists as Galago moholi, is a small, tree-dwelling primate active by night. They are capable of leaps of remarkable distance between trees. At times they may venture on the ground, when they walk either on their hind legs or on all fours.
Please support our cause
Concerned residents have banded together to oppose this new development in order to save the disappearing green areas of the region, the last vestiges of natural wild environments that support a myriad of wildlife species, including the Lesser Bushbabies.
The destruction of this area will result in the deaths of these cute little creatures. We have to stop this at all costs.
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