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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 15:11

January's photo moment

January's photo moment
As we all settle into 2014, and after last month's extremely easy 'Mystery Animal' - the honey badger - we thought perhaps a little new year challenge would be just the thing. The question is - can you recognise the rear of this month's crazy critter captured by our catwalk cam? The first person to guess correctly will receive a special gift from our sponsors K-Way. Please send your entry to
Thursday, 19 December 2013 14:00

Festive wishes from The Cape Leopard Trust

We would like to wish all of our followers a wonderful happy and safe end of year celebration. Thank you for your ongoing support in 2013, and we look forward to sharing our exciting developments with you again as the new year unfolds. Please note that our administration office will be closed from Friday, 20 December until Wednesday, 8 January.
Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:58

A special Thank You from The Cape Leopard Trust

A special Thank You from The Cape Leopard Trust
The Cape Leopard Trust would like to than Toni and Lee at The Backpack and Judi and her team at Abbey Manor for making sure there was a room at the inn for our two Canadian researchers, Bogdan and Kristine while they were visiting Cape Town recently. We really appreciate you opening doors for us.
Predator research in Namaqualand “hot” to get started
Predator Ecology and Co-Existence (PEACE) is a research project that has been long in the making. Bogdan Cristescu, Kristine Teichman and Quinton have been planning the project since 2011. Having recently finished graduate degrees in Canada, Bogdan and Kristine travelled to South African in May this year to help make this project a reality. Following careful consideration of potential study areas, Namaqualand region was identified as ideally suited for a large scale experiment on predator-farmer coexistence. With research permits in place and most funding secured through amazing support from the ABAX Foundation and Woolworths, the team is eager to start…
Are you still looking for that special festive gift?
The Cape Leopard Trust launches its new t-shirt range in a mix of organic and luxury cotton blends made by Element - a women's fitted tee in heather grey or black and a men's in light grey or black. Order now for the perfect gift and know that each sale contributes directly to The Cape Leopard Trust. Last date for pre-Christmas orders: Wednesday 18 December - cut off time 3pm. All packages are sent by registered post and the post office has informed us that delivery can take between 4 and 7 days. The cost is R180 each plus R20 postage.…
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 15:57

The leopards of the Yellowwood Amphitheatre

Jabulani, the first adult male leopard photographed by the Boland team in April 2010
Over the years the Du Toit’s Kloof mountain range between Paarl and Worcester has become legendary among the rock climbing community for creatures that go growl in the night… There are a few reported sightings – some from a fair distance and at least one a little too close for comfort… Instigated and spurred on by Johann Lanz, a group of climbers pooled together to buy a camera trap* to deploy along the Yellowwood Amphitheatre route. Private individuals (or groups) who deploy and service camera traps in this way make a very valuable contribution to The Cape Leopard Trust’s long-term…
The return of the mystery animal competition - in time for the holidays
Back by popular demand - our crazy critter competition is back for another run to see how good you are at recognising your very own wildlife taken from one of our field cameras. This month's competition will close on Tuesday, 31 December, so you have four whole weeks to try and guess what creature is being creative in front of the lens. And no - its not one of Santa's reindeer! The correct guess will win a special gift from our wonderful sponsors K-Way. Answers only accepted by email at
Monday, 02 December 2013 05:43

Christmas is here again

Christmas is here again
Why not do a 'one stop' holiday shop at your local Cape Union Mart where there is a new range of outdoor adventure gear to suit even the most particular nature lover. The men's Uvongo shirts are going like 'hot cakes' - with a special UV protective layer and quick dry fabric for those unexpected rain showers. There is lots to choose from, take a look at
The Cape Leopard Trust "Miles for Cats" Appeal
Are you an individual or corporate company with a surplus of Air Miles credits and no chance to use them? The Cape Leopard Trust needs your help. We have launched an exciting new project in Namaqualand that will see us working with local farmers and communities to help them work in harmony with nature and with predators while enhancing South Africa's food productivity.  Our research will include the need to capture and collar leopards, caracals (and black-backed jackals) - all elusive and wily specimens in this arid landscape. We are therefore calling on the CLT's Capture for Conservation initiative to secure the services of the best…
Monday, 25 November 2013 05:58

Get Your Paws on a Work of Art!

Get Your Paws on a Work of Art!
It's that time of year again when thoughts are turning to 2014, and what better way to celebrate the dawn of a new year than an inspirational calendar. Suitable as a great value gift and worthy of gracing any wall, we have a limited number of Cape Leopard Trust calendars that were designed by grade 4 learners from Kommetjie Primary School - who were joint winners with Muizenberg Junior School of our Cape Leopard Trust calendar competition.  The calendars have been professionally printed and bound by our proud sponsors, Bridgestone, and contain a visual feast of leopard images, a page for each…

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