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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…
Friday, 19 September 2014 18:01

Ultradog to the Rescue

Ultradog to the Rescue
The Cape Leopard Trust and Conservation South Africa would like to say a big thank you to Francois Ebersohn of Nola and Foodcorp, manufacturers of the 'Ultradog' veterinary range of dog food.  Francois and his Cape Town counterpart, Morne Smit, answered our desperate plea for help on behalf of the Namaqua Cape Leopard Trust/Conservation South Africa project with their commitment to supply enough dog food to feed our newest 'predator protectors' until the end of this year. The Namaqua project is doing important work partnering with Woolworths assisting farmers to implement sound sustainability principles in meat production. As part of…
Monday, 15 September 2014 09:16

In the Golden Light of the Leopard

In the Golden Light of the Leopard
Dear Cape Leopard Trust Supporters, Thank you for your loyal support over the years. I wanted all of you to know of my decision to step down as head of the CLT after 11 years of working on the project and setting it up in the Cederberg. The time has come for me to take on a new challenge in my life. Elizabeth and I will be moving to California next year where I will be joining the Snow Leopard Conservancy (, and working with pioneer snow leopard researcher and conservationist, Dr Rodney Jackson. I see this as an incredible…
Thursday, 11 September 2014 09:22

Leopard den sponsorship needed

With our dedicated bookkeeper, the expansion of the education project into Cape Town, and a project about to start up in Table Mountain National Park, its time for The Cape Leopard Trust to have a base to work from. We think we have found the perfect 'spot', and we are looking for a company or an individual who might be interested to sponsor our den for sum of R4000 per month. Anyone interested in this opportunity to support the trust is asked to contact project coordinator, Helen by email [email protected] on 076 522 1201
Monday, 01 September 2014 14:23

In the field with Steve Winter

A few of Steve Winter’s famous images. Clockwise from top left: snow leopard; tiger; mountain lion; jaguar
Wildlife camera trap photography has been with us for a good few years now. Countless research organisations, conservation institutions and private landowners all over the world use camera traps to catch glimpses into the secret lives of shy and nocturnal creatures. Anyone who has ever set a camera trap knows that you need to get the basics right in order to get a decent, clear image of your subject. But if there is one person who has absolutely perfected the intricate art of camera trapping, it is National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter. Steve is a world-renowned wildlife photojournalist who has…

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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Latest News Updates

  • The Cape Leopard Trust Appointed ABSA Cape Epic Official Charity

    The Cape Leopard Trust Appointed ABSA Cape Epic Official Charity

    We are thrilled to announce that The Cape Leopard Trust has secured a three year partnership with the ABSA Cape Epic. Four official charities will be aligned to the event for the next three years, and as well as the Trust include Anna Foundation, Qhubeka and Laureus Sport for Good…
    Written on Monday, 23 May 2016 11:09
  • City Cat’s Long Walk to Freedom

    City Cat’s Long Walk to Freedom

    Over the last year and a half, Dr Laurel Serieys has been with us from her home in LA working on a partnership project. With leopards and other members of the 'big 5' long gone from the Table Mountain National Park and Cape peninsula, other predators have taken up the…
    Written on Monday, 16 May 2016 09:09

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