General news and project updates

Published: 19 May 2020
Over the past few years, the Piketberg and surrounding mountainous areas have emerged as a hotspot of leopard activity. Leopards have never before been studied here and virtually nothing is known about their numbers, population density…
Published: 11 May 2020
The CLT is seeking a suitably qualified Conservation Director to lead and drive its research and conservation efforts and develop its long-term strategy. Due to the previous closing date of this vacancy notice being compromised by…
Published: 07 May 2020
The year 2020 has been a rollercoaster, and as the human world navigates numerous unexpected and complex challenges, nature seems to be thriving. The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown have seriously restricted the CLT’s research and…
Published: 20 April 2020
Over the past few weeks, there have been multiple reports and stories from around the world showing wild animals in places usually overrun by humans. Countless memes, comics and illustrations on social media enforces the idea…
Published: 30 March 2020
Today SA joins much of the world in a collective act of cooperation in an effort to minimise the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our communities and landscapes. This is an unprecedented global situation and…
Published: 11 March 2020
The CLT is seeking a suitably qualified Conservation Director to lead and drive its research and conservation efforts and develop its long-term strategy. This is a senior position and details can be found in the vacancy…
Published: 03 March 2020
Today is World Wildlife Day. The theme for 2020 is "Sustaining all life on Earth", encompassing all wild animal and plant species as key components of the world's biodiversity. The CLT is very excited to use…
Published: 26 February 2020
Published: 20 February 2020
In June 2019 we reported on the launch of a new Cape Leopard Trust project dedicated to snare removal and data collection patrols on private property adjacent to Protected Areas in the Boland Mountain Complex (BMC)…
Published: 14 February 2020
The leopard is not the easiest of animal species to study. They are the most elusive of the big cats and generally prefer not to be seen. This is especially true in the Cape mountains –…

Acceptable trapping techniques

icon no trap The Cape Leopard Trust’s position statement on acceptable trapping techniques for carnivore research

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