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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…
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 Trapping Techniques

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Latest News Updates

  • Bridgestone sponsored Cape Leopard Trust & Die Coetzee Ateljee Prize Camp at Matjiesrivier, Cederberg

    Bridgestone sponsored Cape Leopard Trust & Die Coetzee Ateljee Prize Camp at Matjiesrivier, Cederberg

    The winning school from last year’s art competition, Die Coetzee Ateljee, recently went for their much anticipated Cape Leopard Trust Environmental camp in the Cederberg. Die Coetzee Ateljee is a specialist art school in Piketberg, run by owner and avid artist, Karin Coetzee. Her students won numerous prizes for their…
    Written on Thursday, 14 May 2015 09:34
  • Calendar Art Competition 2015: Predators of the Cape

    Calendar Art Competition 2015: Predators of the Cape

    The Cape Leopard Trust is pleased to announce its 3rd annual art competition, this year fully sponsored by Bridgestone SA! We are particularly pleased that Bridgestone is continuing to support our art competition, as it was through our partnership with them that the idea for the first one was born. This year’s competition…
    Written on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 08:51

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