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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 14:43

A Christmas Wish for Our Stars

A Christmas Wish for Our Stars
The team at The Cape Leopard Trust would like to take this opportunity the wish all of our partners, friends and supporters a peaceful and happy festive season. As 2014 comes to an end, we hope each and every one of you will have chance to take time out, appreciate the pure beauty of nature, and spend Christmas with special people around you.
Outstanding Results from Youth Art Competition Nature Matters
The Cape Leopard Trust recently held an awesome prizegiving event for the Art Competition “Nature Matters” at the City of Cape Town’s Environmental Education Centre in Greenpoint on Saturday, 15 November. On reflection, we were all overwhelmed by the positive enthusiasm and the standard of art works that were submitted. Children from schools all over Cape Town had entered, and we even had schools from as far out as Piketberg and Velddrif submitting entries. All were unique and stunning, some with very vivid and moving stories to tell and the judges were certainly put through their paces when it came…
Dr Ian Player passed away peacefully on Sunday, 30 November 2014. He leaves behind a conservation legacy that will most likely never be surpassed.  Wilderness, and its deeper meaning, was synonymous with Ian and his ability to use the wilderness as a teaching tool, enabling him to touch and change numerous lives young and old, many of whom  became ambassadors for wilderness areas the world over.  The close relationship he had with Maqubu Mtombela his close companion in Zululand was an inspiration to many young rangers growing up in South Africa, who emulated his dedication and passion for conservation.  Dr Ian McCallum, one of the…
Monday, 01 December 2014 07:50

Go wild with festive gifting made easy

Go wild with festive gifting made easy
Christmas is coming, and we all like to go a bit wild at this time of year when it comes to buying a special gift for the people and animals that matter. Why not monkey around at our online shop for a whole host of festive gift ideas where we offer some great ideas to suit friends and family, as well as leopards. Head over to >>
Kwêla presenter, André Weideman, visits the Cape Leopard Trust’s Boland research team in the Du Toitskloof mountains. Here he learns more about how they conduct their research – from collecting leopard droppings to camera trapping and leopard tracking with telemetry equipment. André also learns about the Environmental Education project and how the SA Mint supports this aspect of the Trust’s work through the donation of a percentage of the sales from their new Leopard Coin, the first set in the Nocturnal Hunters collection of the Natura series.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 06:08

Nature Art Takes Centre Stage

Picture by Charlien van Schalkwyk from Hoërskool Veldrif
Excited children, parents, educators and friends joined The Cape Leopard Trust on Saturday afternoon, 15 November to celebrate the winners of an environmental art exhibition and auction at the Green Point Urban Park Biodiversity Education Centre. The event was the culmination of an art competition called 'Nature Matters', which yielded some incredible results from young artists from schools and communities around Cape Town. The young artists interpreted in their art pieces how they sense their connection with nature and leopards, and the standard of work submitted was phenomenal. Over 120 entries were received from a diversity of schools from Cape…
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:51

The Cape Leopard Trust on Kwêla!

The Cape Leopard Trust on Kwêla!
On Wednesday night, 12 November, the Cape Leopard Trust will be featured in a short insert on Kwêla, a well-known Afrikaans magazine program on kykNET. The CLT Boland team meets presenter André Weideman on a cold & rainy day in the Boland mountains, and tells him more about leopard research and conservation, environmental education and the SA Mint leopard coin project. Don’t miss it! Kwêla, Wednesday 12 Nov, 20h00 on kykNET, DSTV channel 144
Friday, 17 October 2014 08:42

Children's Art Competition Entries Open

Children's Art Competition Entries Open
The Cape Leopard Trust invites young aspiring artists from across the Western Cape enter the Cape Town Youth Art Competition. The Cape Leopard Trust encourages schools, partners, supporters, youth NGO's, members of the public, education department representatives and tertiary institutions to participate in 'Nature Matters'. Entrants can submit a painting, drawing or, in the case of more mature entrants, a photograph highlighting their personal 'connection to nature'. Art will be on display and prizes will be awarded to winners in the various age group categories at a special outdoor gala event which will take place at the Biodiversity Gardens Environmental…
SA Mint Gives Leopard Conservation a Boost with the Launch of the 'Natura Series'
As South Africa celebrates its twenty years of democracy, SA Mint has paralleled this remarkable journey by documenting the most significant milestones of the country's cultural and natural heritage through the circulation of legal tender coins, as well as the timeless craftmanship of collectible gold coins that are highly sought after commemorative and investment pieces. Now in its twenty first year, the 'Natura Series' introduces its latest collection entitled 'Nocturnal Hunters' with the debut of 'The Leopard Coin Collection'.   A dedicated launch event was recently held at the Hemelhuijs restaurant in Cape Town with a leopard inspired menu by…
Spots available for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour
The Cape Leopard Trust has once again been given a limited number of charity entries for the 2015 'Cape Town Cycle Tour'. Bookings can be made via the Cape Town Cycle Tour website under the charity entries heading, and the cost of an entry is R1500.00 per rider. So, what are you waiting for, get your spin on for our leopards!

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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