Be Snare Aware and contribute to our research

Be Snare Aware and contribute to our research
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 this important day to launch our new online snare reporting platform, where members of the public can easily upload their snare findings (at this time specifically focused on the Western Cape) and contribute to our research.

Over the course of our snare patrol project in the Boland mountains, we have covered over 770km on foot and removed 440 snare traps from 118 properties surrounding the mountain wilderness – a number that is sure to rise as our patrols continue. We need more feet and eyes on the ground to help us – anyone who spends time out in nature can easily do this by looking out for snares and removing them. Take a picture of your find and report it to us via the online platform, found at app.capeleopard.org.za

Watch the video and read here to learn more.

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