The Cape Leopard Trust - Using research as a tool for conservation & finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict
Tuesday, 25 March 2008 15:07

Flights and tracking from Bateleurs

With the continual support of the Bateleurs, we have saved an enormous amount of time and resources in order to track our very elusive leopards in the Cederberg. Our most recent flight, on the 27th February, was exceptionally productive. We were able to get GPS downloads and track Amber, Oom Arrie, M11 and Trompie.

The latter has been almost impossible to find over the past 3 months, however, this last flight with Bateleurs pilot, Johan Ferreira, proved successful and we downloaded a huge amount of data from the GPS collar. Trompie (or M9) has now provided us with the most continual data out of all the collared leopards – 15 months!

Oom Arrie was a bit more of a problem, and it was only persistence and incredible flying skills that enabled us to get a good fix on where this darn cat was.

He was in a very nasty, rugged mountain crevice on the Karoo side of the Cederberg. Once again – a huge thanks to the Bateleurs for their incredible support of our work – we would be lost without it.

Donations
We wish to thank the following people for their generous contributions to our project
Pieter Nel (R3500); Michael Sparg(R5000), Sarah Templey (R4300) & Joan Berning (R3500); Carol & Rex Harland (R3000); Anita Gossmann (R500); Roger – Prima Tyres (R500); Bishops (R1000) & a very special Thanks to Karl & Gabi Westwig who have contributed another R10 000!

Energizer
A special thank you goes out to Jason Cederwall from Energizer, who has organized assisting us with battery sponsorship. Extensive use of various batteries in the field have shown that Energizer have come out tops with the equipment we are using. This fantastic contribution will keep our camera’s snapping away for the next year! Thank you Jason!

Energizer 

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

  • 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

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