General news and project updates

Published: 20 February 2020
In June 2019 we reported on the launch of a new Cape Leopard Trust project dedicated to snare removal and data collection patrols on private property adjacent to Protected Areas in the Boland Mountain Complex (BMC)…
Published: 14 February 2020
The leopard is not the easiest of animal species to study. They are the most elusive of the big cats and generally prefer not to be seen. This is especially true in the Cape mountains –…
Published: 05 February 2020
One of the key components of effective conservation efforts is collaboration with like-minded organisations to strive for a synergistic outcome. For this reason, the Cape Leopard Trust Boland team has partnered with WWF SA’s Conservation Champions…
Published: 31 January 2020
With the first month of 2020 already on its back, this is a long-overdue first website news post for the new year – but as the saying goes, better late than never! To start the year…
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…

Acceptable trapping techniques

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

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