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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…
Monday, 18 November 2013 05:59

Through the Eyes of an Intern

Through the Eyes of an Intern
My name is Suné Rossouw, I am currently a Nature Conservation student at the University of South Africa (UNISA). For the past 2 and a half months I have had the great opportunity of working with Elizabeth Martins as an intern with the Cape Leopard Trust on their environmental education camps. The quiet lifestyle of living in the Cederberg, away from the rush and noise of the concrete jungle is more exciting than it might seem. The veld hides tiny flowers and the most amazing patterns only to be found at a closer look, there is a constant rustling of…
2014 ABSA Cape Epic partners with Cape leopards
A dramatic new route will again offer participants from around the world an awesome trail that showcases the best MTB opportunities the Western Cape has to offer in what will be the eleventh edition of the Absa Cape Epic, taking place from 23 to 30 March 2014. Local and international mountain biking enthusiasts will be taken on a demanding eight day adventure of 718km, including 14 850m of climbing. For the first time The Cape Leopard Trust has been confirmed as an official associate charity for the 2014 event, which will see 1 200 cyclists traversing vast distances of virgin territory…
Capture for Conservation - Leopard Trapping in the Cederberg and Malawi
A window of opportunity presented itself in the last week of August for Quinton to arrange 6 weeks  of leopard trapping in the Cederberg and Malawi. The focus of the first 4 weeks was to trap 3 leopards in the Cederberg, followed by 2 weeks in Majete Game Reserve in Malawi where 3 collared leopards needed to be captured. Cederberg trapping with Jeff Sikich The three leopards targeted in the Cederberg were M18, a large male in the northern Cederberg, F9, a collared female in the north and F10 (Spot) a collared female in the south. Quinton called on the…
Successful September as more leopards collared in the Cederberg
The second of Cape leopard (Panthera pardus) M 18, have been caught and was collared with highly sophisticated Iridium satellite collars for research purposes in less than a month at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg, by Dr Quinton Martins and his team from The Cape Leopard Trust(CLT) and CapeNature - #Nature#Conservation #Wildlife Full story to follow.
The Cape Leopard Trust has been named as one of the selected beneficiaries for next years legendary mountain bike race the ABSA Cape Epic ( taking place from 23-30 March in the Western Cape.  In recent years the Absa Cape Epic has partnered with two local charity organisations. This time the race organisation decided to extend similar opportunities to more charity partners going forward starting from next year, which is the tenth anniversary of the race and also coincidentally the Trust. The gruelling event traverses rugged Cape leopard country and is known as the Africa untamed experience with 1200 riders cycling a…
Monday, 23 September 2013 09:20

The Cape's Winter Wonderland

The Cape's Winter Wonderland
The Cape Leopard Trust's Education Project moves from the Cederberg to Cape Town during the winter months (May -August) and busies itself with the enjoyable task of getting people into their natural surroundings.  Even though Cape winters have a bit of a reputation for being hostile our June/July holiday programme remains a popular event. The main aim of this series of hikes in the Table Mountain National Park is to expose a wide variety of young people to a side of Cape Town that is oft kept secret, one that is not often appreciated - its natural winter wonderland. Amongst the many highlights during this…
Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour - Get spotted riding for Cape leopards
Entries are now open for the Cape's most famous road race, and why not cycle for the Cape's coolest cats? The Cape Leopard Trust has been accepted as one of the charities listed for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour for 2014. Bookings are now open and we urge our leopard fans wherever you are to ride for us. Find our link at 
Cango Wildlife Ranch & Cheetah Preservation Foundation Assist Cape Leopards
A big thank you to Tammy Moult and the team at Cango Wildlife Ranch for their generous donation of R10,000.00 to the Cape Leopard Trust.  Our Karoo researchers Bogdan Cristescu and Kristine Teichman paid a special visit to receive the cheque on our behalf. The Cheetah Preservation Foundation was founded in 1988, with the principal aim of ensuring the survival of the cheetah and other endangered species, as well as educating visitors about the plight of endangered animals.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 16:02

A prickly affair

The porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) is the largest rodent in Southern Africa. It is nocturnal and  mainly eats bulbs, roots, fruit, bark and seeds.
The advancement of remote-sensing camera trap technology has presented wildlife biologists with an ideal new tool kit to study secretive and nocturnal animals. But camera traps are not only a hit with scientists, the latest nature enthusiasts are farmers and private land- owners who are purchasing these high tech-toys to see which animal critters stroll by the tent when camping, who it is that inhabits the big burrow dug at the side of the road, or to just simply to record the diversity of animals on their farm or plot. The CLT Boland Project team supports and encourages land-owners, private nature reserves and conservancies to buy…

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

  • ​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…
    Written on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:00
  • Riding for Leopards in The World’s Toughest MTB

    The Cape Leopard Trust would like to wish our four cyclists strength, safety and success as they set off for the 2015 ABSA Cape Epic. Francois Oudendaal, Danie Marais, Matthew Wentworth and Hudson Chevallier will be riding for the Trust and promoting our cause along the way. The race starts…
    Written on Friday, 13 March 2015 12:26

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