The Cape Leopard Trust - Using research as a tool for conservation & finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict

Our History

The Cape Leopard Trust was founded in 2004 by Dr Quinton Martins. This was the start of an incredible and momentous journey that has now spanned twelve years.

Along the way there have been dedicated, special people who painstakingly, and against all odds helped to build the Trust into the organisation it is today.

Here we introduce you to those who are all an integral part of its foundation, and each having an important place in our history.

Dr Quinton Martins
Dr Quinton Martins began his study of leopards in the Cederberg Mountains in 2003. Hiking in these majestic and rugged mountains, he found signs of leopards, but was shocked at how many were being needlessly killed. He realized this had to change, and that much more than pure research was necessary to foster a greater understanding of leopards and advocate for peaceful coexistence. Quinton sold everything he had, including his cameras and his car to fund his work, hitching lifts…

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

  • Leopard hit by car in Bainskloof - Death of BM30

    Leopard hit by car in Bainskloof - Death of BM30

    On Thursday 16 Feb 2017, a leopard was hit by a car in Bainskloof Pass near Wellington. The animal sustained severe injuries, including a broken back as well as internal trauma, and sadly had to be put down. The Cape Leopard Trust Boland Project was notified of the incident by partner organisation CapeNature,…
    Written on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:39
  • Vacancy: Community Outreach Officer in the Cederberg

    Vacancy: Community Outreach Officer in the Cederberg

    The Cape Leopard Trust is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Community Outreach Officer to manage its community outreach programme in the Cederberg district and run its environmental education camps at Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve in the Cederberg. The successful candidate will be physically fit, will have experience in establishing and managing community development…
    Written on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 14:56

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