General news and project updates

Published: 18 December 2019
Over the past 15 years, our Cape Leopard Trust team has amassed a wealth of research experience, particularly monitoring elusive wildlife using remote-sensing field cameras. Camera traps is one of our most important conservation tools. Non-invasive…
Published: 11 December 2019
Earlier this year we trained four volunteer Verification Officers who joined us in July as part of a broader skills development initiative or ‘Conservation Activators’ programme. Frank, Ben, Rosco and Gerald are all farmers in their…
Published: 11 November 2019
In 2019, the Cape Leopard Trust marks its 15th birthday, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity for a celebration. So, over a sunny weekend in October, 60 special guests, the Cape Leopard Trust team and…
Published: 04 November 2019
Human-wildlife conflict has been identified as one of the major threats that leopards are facing in the Cederberg and greater Cederberg biodiversity corridor. But how much of a threat is it really? The Cape Leopard Trust…
Published: 03 October 2019
As many of you will be aware, last year the Cederberg team completed a year-long camera trap survey with 146 camera traps covering an area of 1700km2. It was a huge undertaking, but from it we…
Published: 26 September 2019
We are thrilled that Ford Wildlife Foundation has chosen to renew our partnership with another year of vehicle sponsorship for the Cederberg Project. Extending this support means that the long-planned camera survey in the mountains surrounding…
Published: 18 September 2019
The Cape Leopard Trust celebrates its 15th birthday in 2019, and we were recently presented with the perfect opportunity to use our anniversary to raise awareness of leopards in the Cape for Heritage Month when we…
Published: 05 August 2019
During the winter school holidays, the Cape Leopard Trust EE team conducts a holiday programme consisting of ten days of experiential adventure-based learning in nature. It’s a great way to keep youngsters busy and doing something…
Published: 29 July 2019
Worldwide, conflict with humans is one of the major threats to the survival of leopards and other wildlife. Leopards are often killed in retaliation for livestock losses, and it’s easy to understand why this happens. After…

Acceptable trapping techniques

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

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