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Jeannie Hayward

Jeannie Hayward

Jeannie Hayward has a Masters degree (Zoology) from the University of Stellenbosch.

Growing up in the Karoo, Jeannie has always had an intense love for the veld and nature. During her varsity studies she spent a lot of time in the Tankwa Karoo, Sandveld and Cederberg doing reptile surveys and research, particularly on the peculiar tail-biting armadillo lizard, known locally as the “blinkogie”.

She briefly left scientific research for a stint in the television industry where she worked as programme researcher on the natural history show GROEN, compiled the text for the coffee table book “Shoreline – Discovering South Africa’s coast”, and worked as researcher and production manager on a documentary series about South Africa’s threatened wildlife.

Jeannie has been part of the CLT team since 2010 as coordinator of the Boland Project, along with colleague Anita Meyer. She is currently enrolled as a PhD student with the University of Cape Town, investigating the spatial and behavioural ecology of leopards in the Boland mountains.

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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  • 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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