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Leopard Signboards take root in the Winelands
Cascade Country Manor in Paarl is one of a growing group of private land owners to take delivery of a ‘leopards in the fynbos’ interpretive signboards. Owner Maika Goetze invited The Cape Leopard Trust staff to see the sign in place, and to visit the office space kindly sponsored by Maika and her husband Volker for the Trust's Environmental Educator, Catherine Kühn. The new office gives the CLT a broader presence in the Boland, and Cascade Manor will partner with the CLT to host some of the local environmental education programmes as well as a fundraising sport based event. The…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:03

Roaming in the mountains of the leopard

Roaming in the mountains of the leopard
The Cape Leopard Trust Environmental Education project runs residential wilderness camps in the Cederberg. Hadley Lyners, one of our two educators, reflects on his experiences from the first season: As you read this the first camp season of 2015 is already over with 10 camps completed for the year so far between February and May. It came and went as quick as a wink. I often remark to our participants how camps go by so quickly, and I agree entirely with the sentiments of the saying, “Funny how time flies when you are having fun”. There was no shortage of fun this time around as…
The Cape Leopard Trust 2015 Fundraiser - Wine, Art, Conservation
We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for our 2015 fundraiser, which will be hosted by our sponsor and loyal partner Leopards Leap Family Vineyards in Franschoek on Saturday, 15 August. An entertaining and fun filled luncheon with delicious food created by resident chef Pieter de Jager, assisted by culinary counterparts Michelle Theron of Pierneef La Motte, Christo Pretorius of the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, and Floris Smith of Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, will be paired with exquisite Leopards Leap wines. The lunch will be followed by a fundraising auction, with the first item to…
Bridgestone sponsored Cape Leopard Trust & Die Coetzee Ateljee Prize Camp at Matjiesrivier, Cederberg
The winning school from last year’s art competition, Die Coetzee Ateljee, recently went for their much anticipated Cape Leopard Trust Environmental camp in the Cederberg. Die Coetzee Ateljee is a specialist art school in Piketberg, run by owner and avid artist, Karin Coetzee. Her students won numerous prizes for their exceptional art and also secured the overall first place winning a camp in leopard country - in this case the CEDERBERG! This is a personal account by CLT Environmental Educator, Catherine Kühn, who had the privilege of sharing this special journey with them. The children were extremely excited when I…
Calendar Art Competition 2015: Predators of the Cape
The Cape Leopard Trust is pleased to announce its 3rd annual art competition, this year fully sponsored by Bridgestone SA! We are particularly pleased that Bridgestone is continuing to support our art competition, as it was through our partnership with them that the idea for the first one was born. This year’s competition has a broader focus, not just on leopards, but on all predators of the Cape, in acknowledgement of the role of predators in the natural system. Children are invited to submit their artworks exploring this theme. The winning 12 artworks will be used to create a 2016 calendar. Judging by the quality of…
An example of the CLT interpretive signboards
The Cape’s majestic sandstone mountains provide spectacular views and scenery to anyone lucky enough to be driving through them. The exquisite beauty and diversity of Fynbos plants, especially when in flower, adds some more flair and allure. Along the coastal routes there is the added chance of glimpsing a whale spouting or breaching, or a pod of dolphins playing in the surf. However, despite all this beauty and diversity, one very rarely sees any of the mountains’ mammal inhabitants. Most of us would probably only recall basking dassies or a mongoose dashing across the road, or if you’re lucky the odd klipspringer standing sentinel on a…
Thursday, 09 April 2015 06:11

A Special Thank You to Supa Quick

Pictured from left to right Supa Quick team: Calvin, Kyle, Steven, Joan, Dave, Vanessa, Shane and Hadley (CLT)
With a total of 34 camps booked for 2015 and just 5 of those already completed, not to mention the numerous scheduled day trips, our education bus is always working hard! At our recent 100,000 km service we were informed by the Mercedes agent that the shocks on our trusted work horse needed replacing. One of the shocks was even starting to leak. The gravel roads in the Cederberg are merciless and really put our bus to the ultimate test. Nevertheless it loyally transports up to 22 people each trip with a fully laden trailer in tow. For this reason…
A Date with Fire Lily - Urban Caracal Project
Greetings Urban Caracal Project supporters! I am a proud new member of the Urban Caracal Project team- the first full-time volunteer to work on the project. I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in science from Washington University, and post-graduation was eager to work abroad and be exposed to science, research, and conservation challenges outside of the US. So, last month I traveled from the USA to stay in South Africa and work on local research projects. While initially I'd planned to work on the baboon study in Tokai, the February/March fire threw a spanner in the works. But this…
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:00

​Surviving the Roughest and Toughest

​Surviving the Roughest and Toughest
The Cape Leopard Trust is immensely proud of our riders who managed to successfully complete the 2015 ABSA Cape Epic. That in itself is a huge physical feat given this mountain bike race is now known as the roughest and toughest in the world.     We would like to say a big thank you to the four riders that signed up to take on the challenge on behalf of the Trust, and especially to our partners Bridgestone who sponsored the Cape leopard team, who came in an amazing 63rd overall for the week out of almost 300 teams racing…
Friday, 13 March 2015 14:23

Cederberg with Sam Chev

A short video on immersive learning (in nature) that takes place in the Cederberg. It is sponsored by the Cape Leopard Trust. This video focuses on a weekend in October 2014 with children from a school in Cape Town. The group is led by Sam Chevalier and Hadley.

The Cape Leopard Trust Trapping Techniques

icon no trapShort overview of three trapping methods considered by the Cape Leopard Trust as safe and humane

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Latest News Updates

  • Leopard Signboards take root in the Winelands

    Leopard Signboards take root in the Winelands

    Cascade Country Manor in Paarl is one of a growing group of private land owners to take delivery of a ‘leopards in the fynbos’ interpretive signboards. Owner Maika Goetze invited The Cape Leopard Trust staff to see the sign in place, and to visit the office space kindly sponsored by…
    Written on Friday, 26 June 2015 09:10
  • Roaming in the mountains of the leopard

    Roaming in the mountains of the leopard

    The Cape Leopard Trust Environmental Education project runs residential wilderness camps in the Cederberg. Hadley Lyners, one of our two educators, reflects on his experiences from the first season: As you read this the first camp season of 2015 is already over with 10 camps completed for the year so far between February…
    Written on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:03

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