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.

Project Information

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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  • Swiss Team Preparing for Their First Leopard Epic

    Swiss Team Preparing for Their First Leopard Epic

    Dirk Pauling and Thomas Oberli of Swiss charity  'Bike2Help' will be riding the ABSA Cape Epic 2016 in support of The Cape Leopard Trust. Thomas and Dirk, both accomplished triathletes and have participated in 3 Iron Man World Championships and through participation in the Epic supported Big Tree activities in 2009, 2010 and 2013. It is…
    Written on Monday, 01 February 2016 12:41
  • City Cats

    City Cats

    Every weekday morning in Cape Town more than two million people begin their daily routine. The freeways that surround the slopes of the mountain are clogged with traffic. As commuters head to work they are probably oblivious to the close proximity of a predator. A caracal stands on the side of the four-lane M3 highway. It’s…
    Written on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:29

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