Snare Aware Workshop with the Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy

Snare Aware Workshop with the Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy
Published: 06 November 2020

The Cape Leopard Trust was recently invited by the Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy to present a Snare Aware workshop for landowners, managers and farm labourers at the Graham & Rhona Beck Skills Centre near Robertson.

The workshop entailed short visual presentations on the diversity and value of fynbos wildlife, leopard ecology and conservation, and the illegal practice of hunting with wire snares. The presentations were followed by simple worksheet activities as well as a practical outdoor demonstration session on what to look out for to find snares. A more in-depth session also covered the background of our research, the regional Snare Patrol Project and preliminary findings, the CLT SnareAware online tool as well as the CLT Snare Patrol Guideline booklets. After the workshop the CLT team also assisted the Conservancy with setting up their remote-sensing field cameras.

One of the key components of effective conservation efforts is collaboration with like-minded organisations to strive for a synergistic outcome, and we would like to thank the Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy for the opportunity to spread our conservation message!

The CLT Snare Project is funded by grants from Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust managed by Nedbank Private Wealth and Wilderness Foundation Africa: Forever Wild Leopard Conservation Initiative.

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