The Cape Leopard Trust - Using research as a tool for conservation & finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict

The Cape Leopard Trust - Research, Education, Conservation

The Cape Leopard Trust is an active predator conservation working group in the Cape launched in 2004.

It uses research as a tool for conservation, finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict and inspiring interest in the environment through an interactive and dynamic environmental education programme.

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The Cape Leopard Trust has a number of active leopard and predator research projects in the Western Cape region. The enigmatic Cape leopard is used as an icon to advocate for the protection of predators in their natural environments, as well as to raise awareness of broader biodiversity issues and promoting the need for committed conservation of ecosystems.

The Cape Leopard Trust Trapping Techniques

icon no trapShort overview of three trapping methods considered by the Cape Leopard Trust as safe and humane: Cage traps, Foot loop traps or Foot snares, Soft-catch traps, References to relevant scientific literature.

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  • Book your Spot for the Hottest Date in Town

    Book your Spot for the Hottest Date in Town

    Though winter has us in its icy grip, there’s nothing better than getting warm enjoying good food and wine in the company of two special Cape Town chefs. The Cape Leopard Trust 12th anniversary fundraiser luncheon will be held in Franschoek on Saturday, 20 August at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards.…
    Written on Monday, 18 July 2016 10:46
  • A cat amongst the pigeons – or in this case rabbits

    A cat amongst the pigeons – or in this case rabbits

    Dr Laurel Serieys of the Urban Caracal Project shares this story with us of a lucky caracal called ‘Prospero’, who was found caught by his paw in a lethal trap. Fortunately help was on hand. The Urban Caracal Project is a sister project supported by The Cape Leopard Trust. It…
    Written on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:57

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