General news and project updates

Sharing is caring – teachers and NGO’s join hands to improve environmental learning

Published: 06 July 2021
Environmental education (EE) connects individuals and communities to the natural world around us. It raises awareness of issues impacting the environment upon which we all depend, as well as actions we can take to improve and…

Introducing the Tale of Two Leopards at the Tip of Africa

Published: 21 June 2021
In the Western Cape, and across South Africa, the challenges to conservation are complex. To effectively address these challenges, conservation efforts need to be multi-dimensional, involve diverse role players, and span land-use types. It is this…

Sowing the Seed for Girls in Conservation

Published: 15 June 2021
The Cape Leopard Trust believes that if we are truly to conserve biodiversity, we need to guide people, particularly children, to experience and connect with nature in a way that inspires them to be conservation ambassadors.…

CLT research efforts boosted by Rentech sponsorship

Published: 26 May 2021
The Cape Leopard Trust research team has been investigating ways to conduct our camera surveys in a more sustainable manner. One way of doing so is to transition away from alkaline and lithium batteries to a…

Conservation in the hands of communities

Published: 11 May 2021
The Cape Leopard Trust strongly believes in broad environmental outreach and training to introduce people living in leopard areas to the wonders and importance of biodiversity. By involving local communities in conservation activities, we not only…

Removing roadblocks to leopard conservation

Published: 04 May 2021
Seeing leopards in the mountains of the Western Cape is certainly not a common occurrence, but if you had to choose a place to spend hours waiting to spot one, Bainskloof would be a good choice.…

Cape Leopard Trust Citizen Science Competition

Published: 29 March 2021
Submit records to the CLT Western Cape leopard database during April and May and stand a chance of winning our Big Cat Bumper Hamper! Have you ever seen a leopard in the Western Cape? How about…

Paw on the Pulse – CLT Newsletter Summer 2021

Published: 11 February 2021
Paws for Thought – Help us to help you! Welcome to our summer newsletter and the start of a brand-new year! Despite the uncertainty of what 2021 has in store, we hope that sharing our work…

Festive greeting and 2020 CLT Impact Report

Published: 15 December 2020
As we reflect on a year full of unexpected twists and turns and are grateful to have survived the highs and the lows, we wish you all a peaceful, healthy and enjoyable festive season. The future…

Calling all nature enthusiasts in the Western Cape to partake in the new CLT leopard database project!

Published: 25 November 2020
Sections in this story: Introduction | Online data portal | Call to Action The Big Five and other large animals like hyenas and hippopotami once roamed the valleys and plains of the Cape region. Only the…

Acceptable trapping techniques

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

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