General news and project updates

Camera trapping for Cederberg leopards in full swing!

Published: 30 August 2023
The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Research team is thrilled to report that our new camera survey of the Cederberg is well underway. The Cederberg is the birthplace of the CLT, and returning our camera grid to…

Girls in Conservation - Inspiring Conservation Ambassadors

Published: 21 August 2023
The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Education team is proud to report on another successful ‘Girls in Conservation’ (GiC) programme for 2023! Girls in Conservation focuses on high school learners from rural communities in areas that share…

Snare Free – Move to Protect Wildlife from Snares in the Western Cape

Published: 02 August 2023
The Cape Leopard Trust is thrilled to share the launch of a new initiative to protect wildlife from snares in the Western Cape!  ‘Snare Free’ is a collaborative project that will aim to provide a coordinated…

A multi-pronged approach to address snaring in the Western Cape

Published: 19 June 2023
The illegal practice of setting snares to hunt animals is a prevalent and widespread problem in the Western Cape. It poses a serious threat to biodiversity in the region and is directly and indirectly threatening leopards.…

Collaboration for Conservation: Farming with Nature

Published: 07 June 2023
By Mandy Schumann & Cape Leopard Trust The Bokkeveld Plateau – the high-lying escarpment that stretches from the northern Cederberg to north of Nieuwoudtville – is world-famous for its bulbs and carpets of spring blooms. However,…

Celebrate International Leopard Day with us!

Published: 02 May 2023
3 May is International Leopard Day, and we celebrate the launch of a new informative website to boost this important annual day onto the global calendar – giving it a much-needed platform and online presence. March…

Leopard awareness, outreach and environmental education in the Little Karoo

Published: 11 April 2023
When the Cape Leopard Trust conducts research in a region, we are mindful to maintain established relationships and continue to provide support that will leave a conservation legacy beyond the life of a temporary research project…

Camera trapping in the Little Karoo – striped horses, leopard tortoises and spotted cats!

Published: 03 April 2023
The Cape Leopard Trust Research team is thrilled to report that our large-scale survey of the Little Karoo was successfully completed at the end of 2022, with some fantastic photo captures obtained from the camera grid.…

First-ever global leopard conference to shine conservation spotlight on persecuted species

Published: 07 March 2023
Five-day virtual gathering to unite the international conservation community to better protect the world’s vulnerable leopards This March, seven conservation organisations will unite to host the inaugural Global Leopard Conference, a virtual gathering of the world’s…

Leopards of the Cape celebrated in new book

Published: 01 March 2023
The Cape Leopard Trust is thrilled to announce the release of a new coffee table book, Against the Odds – The remarkable story of leopards at the Cape, that celebrates these big cats and conservation efforts…

Acceptable trapping techniques

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

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