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

News and Media Updates

Is Nature calling you? - Bridgestone’s Poetry Prize Camp 2016
Our art competition this year took on a different look, and instead of drawing or painting, we decided to centre the theme around poetry. Poetry is of course a form of art, and offers an opportunity to those who are more adept at writing. Our question or theme for the 2016 competition was “Is Nature Calling You?” The winning poets were all taken on an environmental wilderness camp in the Cederberg, sponsored by Bridgestone. On the morning of the 11 th November 2016, I proceeded to pick up 15 very excited and nervous poets and their friends from three pick up points. We left the…
Monday, 21 November 2016 12:03

Join our team as an intern! 2017

Join our team as an intern! 2017
Hi Everybody, The Education Project is looking for interns to help with its environmental camps in the Cederberg for the first camp season in 2017. We run environmental camps from our campsite at Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve in the Cederberg, a mountain wilderness area in the Western Cape about 4 hours north from Cape Town. The camps cover a broad base of topics related to the environment and personal development. They generally run for three to five days for groups of 10 – 30 people. It is a self-catering set-up and groups have their own supervisors, so the role of the…
A magical evening where art and science joined in harmony
A red carpet, the lyrical notes of a violin and several big cats greeted guests as they arrived at the Donald Greig Gallery in the V&A Waterfront on November 10th for the novel and unique art auction fundraising event 2016 It was shortly after their opening launch that Donald & Ali Greig offered the use of their new Gallery & Foundry space to The Cape Leopard Trust to host their annual fundraiser. After months of planning, with Rachel Smith from Designstar, and with the support of Jaguar Stellenbosch and Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards we welcomed our special guests, filling the…
Living on the edge: There’s a leopard on my stoep
Following the hype and excitement of the recent leopard sighting in Gordon’s Bay, we thought it prudent to share some info on what to do in a situation like this. As human housing and development encroaches further on our natural areas, it is increasingly likely that people and wildlife will bump into each other occasionally. Worldwide, habitat loss and fragmentation are major threats to biodiversity. The increasing human population puts ever greater pressure on natural habitats – the homes of our animal neighbours… While most of us would be pretty content with seeing a little duiker or grysbok, a mongoose, genet or even a caracal in our…
The Cape Leopard's night out - Thursday, 10 November
Join us for a special evening of leopard art, entertainment, champagne cocktails and canapés as we celebrate the Cape's iconic big cats and introduce you to the new Waterfront home of the Donald Greig Foundry & Gallery (www.donaldgreig.co.za). Our partners for the evening are Ali and Donald Greig, Jaguar Stellenbosch and Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards. There will be cats galore as Jaguar showcase their luxurious range of vehicles, Donald and Ali Greig share the delights of their gallery with us, and artists, celebrities and conservationists offer their unique 'one of a kind' leopard inspired art pieces for sale by auction.…
Hike at Olive Glen with Amy Biehl volunteer, Anouk Pilon
Last Saturday I guided a hike and Cape Leopard Trust outing with Anouk Pilon and her partner, Robert. We hiked a beautiful trail that starts and ends at Olive Glen farm in the Klein Drakenstein mountains. Anouk had won a CLT outing at the Amy Biehl fundraising gala earlier in the year. She had been visiting South Africa and volunteering at the Amy Biehl Foundation. Anouk comes from Holland where "there are no mountains", so she told me. So this was a real treat for her and her partner. Anouk and Robert were in fact preparing to leave for Holland…
Bridgestone tyres in it for the long haul - take us the equivalent of travelling to Lusaka, Zambia
In the month of September alone, the CLT bus travelled a total of 3050 km going to and from the Cederberg for our environmental educational camps. Each trip from Cape Town area or the Boland to the Cederberg and back is approximately 600 – 700 km, and this trip was done four times in September. About a third of this travel will have been done on the harsh Cederberg gravel roads. September was the start of our 2nd season of camps for 2016, and we completed four camps each ranging from 3 to 4 days.  On every camp we travel approximately 60 – 100…
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:04

The 2016 K-Way Cape Leopard Trust Trail Run

The 2016 K-Way Cape Leopard Trust Trail Run
Bookings now open - join us and unleash your inner cat! Join on us Saturday 22 October for the Leopard trail Run sponsored by K-WAY in support of The Cape Leopard Trust. Hosted by Cascade Manor in Paarl, the 4km, 14km and 25km trails cross spectacular leopard territory - the majestic Klein Drakensberg mountains. Entertainment for "young cats', delicious food and local wines all promise a great family day outdoors. Jaguar Stellenbosch, proud supporters of the Cape Leopard Trust, will be presenting their own "Big Cat', offering an opportunity to test drive the remarkable new Jaguar F-Pace. ENTRY FEE Buy…
Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:11

Seeing Spots - Coming Soon to a Store Near You!

Seeing Spots - Coming Soon to a Store Near You!
Just in time for Heritage month, The Cape Leopard Trust re-usable shopping bag will hit the tills in Woolworths' regional stores soon. For each bag sold, Woolworths has pledged to donate R10 to support the work of the Trust. Keep an eye out spot one if you can!
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 08:40

Two Big Cats Join Forces for Leopard Conservation

Two Big Cats Join Forces for Leopard Conservation
Jaguar Land Rover Stellenbosch announces partnership with The Cape Leopard Trust to Support Big Cat Conservation Jaguar Land Rover Stellenbosch is aligning with The Cape Leopard Trust in support of the charismatic and elusive Cape mountain leopard through a strategic marketing alliance. Jaguar recently launched its own ‘big cat’, and its first SUV in the Jaguar range, the Jaguar F-Pace. The shared features of these two cats offers a natural synergy; both are sleek, agile and command attention. It is a perfect and valuable match, agree Marius Hamman, JLR Stellenbosch’s Marketing Manager and Cape Leopard Trust’s CEO, Helen Turnbull. This…

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.

Read more

Latest News Updates

  • Is Nature calling you? - Bridgestone’s Poetry Prize Camp 2016

    Is Nature calling you? - Bridgestone’s Poetry Prize Camp 2016

    Our art competition this year took on a different look, and instead of drawing or painting, we decided to centre the theme around poetry. Poetry is of course a form of art, and offers an opportunity to those who are more adept at writing. Our question or theme for the 2016 competition…
    Written on Monday, 28 November 2016 14:19
  • Join our team as an intern! 2017

    Join our team as an intern! 2017

    Hi Everybody, The Education Project is looking for interns to help with its environmental camps in the Cederberg for the first camp season in 2017. We run environmental camps from our campsite at Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve in the Cederberg, a mountain wilderness area in the Western Cape about 4 hours…
    Written on Monday, 21 November 2016 12:03

logo capeleopard absa cape epic

  • Rand Merchant_Bank
  • FNB
  • SA MINT
  • Sandown Motors
  • WWF
  • K-WAY
  • Leopards Leap Wines
  • Bushmans Kloof
  • bridgestone
  • AVIS
  • Deutsche Bank
  • wilderness safaris
  • ABAX
  • BJK Investments
  • Woolworths
  • Rolf Stephan Nussbaum Foundation
Promotional Slideshow