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Team Kargo and Canada race for Cape Leopards
Two  young cyclists from the Kargo cycling team will be taking on the challenge of the 2014 ABSA Cape Epic in aid of our leopards. Siyabonga Njiva is a full time member of the Kargo team and has been mentored under the wing of Shaun Peschl of Peschl Racing . He already has 2 completed Cape Epics under his belt , so his experience will certainly come in to play with his team mate, Xolani Mthetwa, experiencing his first Epic event. Both athletes have undergone intense training with Shaun over the last 4 months, and they are now more 100% ready.…
Thursday, 20 March 2014 08:09

Thank you to Tsogo Sun, Waterfront

Thank you to Tsogo Sun, Waterfront
The Cape Leopard Trust wishes to thank Tsogo Sun, Waterfront for recently assisting Dr Bogdan Cristescu with overnight accommodation during a brief trip to Cape Town. GM Jeff Rosenburg and his staff arranged for Bogdan to enjoy one night in a comfortable bed, a rare treat in the course of his research work. Dr Cristescu has joined us from Alberta, Canada to work on the Karoo project, which currently means lots of sleepless nights monitoring animal activity.
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:27

World Wildlife Day by the United Nations

Monday 3 March was proclaimed the first ever World Wildlife Day by the United Nations, and to mark the occasion Dr Quinton Martins was invited as a special guest to join SA's top breakfast lifestyle show 'Expresso' for their 'Mandela Monday' slot. Here is his interview:
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 14:11

Asanda’s Camp

When a story is good it should be told… Asanda Msuthu is a passionate young woman who took part in the intensive Young Adult Rites of Passage Program run by the NGO ‘I am Somebody!’ over the past two years. The Program uses nature solos and storytelling to support young adults from diverse backgrounds in making and marking a change in their lives. ‘I am Somebody!’ has partnered with the Cape Leopard Trust education programme during this time, with the CLT hosting and sponsoring two of their camps through a grant from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund. In September I received an ‘I…
Monday, 10 February 2014 18:51

Operation 'Collar Search'…

Operation 'Collar Search'…
Cape leopards roam massive territories in the rugged mountains of the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape. In order to better inform management plans and conservation strategies for this species, we need to learn more about their habitat requirements and movement patterns, and sometimes this means fitting GPS satellite collars to certain individuals. However, the collar should not stay on that animal for the rest of its life. Modern collar technology allows for automatic release mechanisms (called drop-offs) to be built into the collar belting, allowing the collar to “drop off” after a specified duration of time. This is of course…
Recently a team from the SABC visited the Cederberg to film episodes of their youth adventure series 'Roughing it Out'. Catch The Cape Leopard Trust team in action on Saturday 8 and Saturday 15 February at 09h30 on SABC2.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 07:10

Mystery animal for Valentine's month

Mystery animal for Valentine's month
For all you Romeo's and Juliet's out there - this animal certainly appears to be bushy tailed - and hopefully bright eyed too. Can you identify the mystery creature caught on the cat walk cam strutting his or her stuff in the month of love? The lucky winner will receive a prize from our special sponsors K-Way. Email entries to [email protected]
Friday, 24 January 2014 02:06

Kargo Cycling Team supports Cape leopards

Kargo Cycling Team supports Cape leopards
The Cape Leopard Trust is proud to announce that cyclists from the Kargo MTB Cycling team will be riding the 2014 ABSA Cape Epic in support of The Cape Leopard Trust. Kargo is increasingly being recognised as potentially one of the world's elite MTB teams and in 2014 they hope to be the first South African mountain biking outfit to be registered with the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a cross country MTB Trade Team. This will be the start of a remarkable journey for South African Shaun Peschl and mountain biking for Africa. Keep an eye out for more…
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 [email protected]
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.

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Latest News Updates

  • People Unite for The Cape Leopard Trust Fundraiser Lunch

    People Unite for The Cape Leopard Trust Fundraiser Lunch

    The overcast skies and inclement weather did nothing to dampen enthusiastic spirits at the annual Cape Leopard Trust luncheon hel​d at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on Saturday, 15 August. Over 150 guests and friends gathered to celebrate the Trust's 11th birthday with Cederberg and Winelands inspired cuisine crafted by chefs…
    Written on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:50
  • Giving a Helping Paw

    Giving a Helping Paw

    The Cape Leopard Trust recently joined our partners First National Bank for their '67 Minutes' community outreach initiative. Out of Africa Children’s Foundation desperately needed some decorating done at their Newlands house of safety. Yvonne Murray, Branch Manager, and Samantha Bosch, Team Leader, from FNB Century City assembled some helpers,…
    Written on Thursday, 13 August 2015 08:47

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