Learning from Leopards during Covid19

Learning from Leopards during Covid19
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 we will have to adapt to a situation outside of our control.

Leopards don't understand 'Lockdown', and The Cape Leopard Trust will be continuing to work hard for our wildlife remotely, although we will be downscaling our operations. We are all in this together, and as we face the unknown, we should be mindful that many people around us are facing huge challenges. This is an opportunity for each of us to step up and help society wherever we can, and to adhere to the conditions set by the government for our own well-being and safety. Let’s also take a leaf out of this leopard's book, and be sure to practice physical distancing at those times when we do leave our homes!

We wish all of our friends, supporters and fellow conservation organisations well during this time of uncertainty.

(Keep an eye on our social media pages for a follow-up story on what transpired between the leopard and porcupine!)

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

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