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Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:28

The Cape Leopard Trust Earth Day Art Auction

Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:22

Urban Caracal Project

Bat Cave & Klipkershout trail, Paarl Rock, Cape Leopard Trust outing with Huis Andrew Murray
On the last day of the school holidays, our environmental educator, Catherine Kühn, took some of the Huis Andrew Murray children to Paarl Rock for a new trail exploration outing. Despite the rain throughout the day but this did not deter the excited participants as you will see as she shares her experience: I collected the group in the morning and drove to the start of the Klipkershout trail at Paarl rock. I explained the process of how granite outcrops are formed, and each child was able to pick up pieces of granite amongst which we identified the quartz, feldspar and the tell-tale dark mica minerals that you find in the granite. We…
Calling a new intern for our second camp season of 2016!
Hi Everybody, The Education Project is looking for interns to help with its environmental camps in the Cederberg for the second camp seasons in 2016. We run environmental camps from our campsite in the Cederberg, a mountain wilderness area in the Western Cape about 4 hours north from Cape Town. The camps cover a broad base of topics related to the environment and personal development. They generally run for three to five days for groups of 10 – 30 people. It is a self-catering set-up and groups have their own supervisors, so the role of the CLT is simply to…
Win a night away at the luxurious Rainbow Cottage
The Cape Leopard Trust will be celebrating their 12 th birthday in style on Saturday, 20 August at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in the spectacular Franschhoek valley. This years event promises to be a novel and dynamic experience with a delicious luncheon prepared by the creative culinary duo Justin Bonello and Pieter de Jager, paired with Leopard’s Leap wines and followed by an eclectic conservation-inspired art auction. If you’re looking for a fun day out filled with great food, music and entertainment for a good cause, this is the event for you! What’s more, if you purchase two or more tickets, you stand a chance…
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. Renowned chefs, Justin Bonello and Pieter de Jager, get creative in the spectacular Leopard’s Leap kitchen preparing a fresh and fabulous feast with a twist; menu ingredients will all be sourced from local suppliers, some of whom will be there to share their personal food journeys. A series of unique…
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 is currently raising funds to continue its work through a crowdfunding campaign. Only 8 days remain to make a donation using the following link – and make a difference to the caracals of Cape Town: https://experiment.com/projects/the-urban-caracal-project-exploring-how-wild-caracals-persist-in-a-rapidly-urbanizing-landscape We released Propsero from his chains, but will he stay free? By Laurel Serieys This…
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:52

Curiouser and curiouser…

Curiouser and curiouser…
Camera traps have become quite common-place. Many avid nature enthusiasts own one or more units and excitedly plan the next location to put their camera and then eagerly await their next photo of a little-seen animal. Also called trail cameras, it was originally designed as scouting cameras for the hunting industry. But, their value was soon realised by naturalists and since the early 1990’s camera traps have revolutionised wildlife research and conservation. Camera traps allow researchers to collect photographic data of illusive, nocturnal species in remote areas in a noninvasive and comparatively affordable manner. Currently there are a myriad of different camera makes and models on the…
Aardvark Holes, Stok-Broodtjies and Lumi Bands
The story of our camp with Adam’s Farm HomeBy Environmental Educator, Catherine Kühn In March this year our education team held a sponsored camp for a group of nine women from Adam's Farm Home. The home in Plumstead is a permanent residence for intellectually disabled adult women and is run by a dedicated team of nurses and staff. Towards the end of last year, I visited the home and presented a Cape Leopard Trust talk... As in all cases where we give a presentation, the school/group/listeners are captivated by the information in the presentation and want to know more about our work at the CLT. I was flooded…

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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  • Bat Cave & Klipkershout trail, Paarl Rock, Cape Leopard Trust outing with Huis Andrew Murray

    Bat Cave & Klipkershout trail, Paarl Rock, Cape Leopard Trust outing with Huis Andrew Murray

    On the last day of the school holidays, our environmental educator, Catherine Kühn, took some of the Huis Andrew Murray children to Paarl Rock for a new trail exploration outing. Despite the rain throughout the day but this did not deter the excited participants as you will see as she shares her experience: I collected the…
    Written on Thursday, 04 August 2016 12:11
  • Calling a new intern for our second camp season of 2016!

    Calling a new intern for our second camp season of 2016!

    Hi Everybody, The Education Project is looking for interns to help with its environmental camps in the Cederberg for the second camp seasons in 2016. We run environmental camps from our campsite in the Cederberg, a mountain wilderness area in the Western Cape about 4 hours north from Cape Town.…
    Written on Friday, 29 July 2016 13:56

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