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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!
Monday, 06 October 2014 10:56

Donations for the Den

The Cape Leopard Trust will be taking on a Cape Town field office from Monday 13 October. We are looking for donations of office equipment to help us furnish the new den. Our wish list is 3 desks or tables that can be used as desks an upright file cupboard or any other cupboards a printer/scanner an upright fan a shelf unit and some chairs. If you can help with any of these items, please contact our project coordinator, Helen on 076 522 1201.
Friday, 03 October 2014 17:12

Go well Quinton, and thank you

The Cape Leopard Trust bids a fond farewell to our CEO, Dr Quinton Martins, co-founder of the Cape Leopard Trust. Quinton officially left the organisation at the end of September to plan for his relocation to the USA where he has been offered an incredible opportunity to join the Snow Leopard Conservancy based in California.   This is an awesome new adventure for Quinton, contributing towards his vision and desire to establish an international network connecting mountain cat conservation across the globe. The Trustees and staff would like to acknowledge Quinton's contribution, which has made The Cape Leopard Trust what it is today, with a focused and committed team to take the…

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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