General news and project updates

Camera trapping in the Overberg – hefty hippos, baby birds and spotted cats!

Published: 07 April 2022
The Cape Leopard Trust Research team is thrilled to report that our large-scale survey of the Overberg was successfully completed in early 2022, with many happy surprises and amazing captures obtained from the camera grid! (Find…

Cape Leopard Trust Vacancy – Conservation Coordinator

Published: 04 April 2022
The CLT is seeking a suitably qualified Conservation Coordinator to develop and implement conservation initiatives in collaboration with communities, private landowners and organisations to promote human-wildlife coexistence, improve livelihoods and to protect leopards and their ecosystems.…

SPOT SNAP SUBMIT Lucky Leopard Competition!

Published: 07 March 2022
The Cape Leopard Trust Western Cape leopard database collects information on leopard activity and threats to leopards from across the province. Eagle-eyed citizen scientists have shared hundreds of records already! (see project background below). Over the…

Girls in Conservation – Inspiring Change Makers

Published: 10 February 2022
The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Education project aims to use environmental learning and knowledge as a catalyst for social change, by inspiring the youth to be conservation ambassadors. An important avenue for achieving this is our…

Festive greeting and 2021 CLT Impact Report

Published: 13 December 2021
As we approach the end of 2021, this is an opportunity for us to sincerely thank you - our friends, donors, and partners for the loyal support. We are grateful and humbled to have survived another…

Going the distance for leopard research

Published: 25 November 2021
For many people, wildlife research conjures the image of an intrepid biologist alone in the remote wilderness studying animals. While this can certainly be the case, more often than not studies are carried out at the…

Overberg camera survey – success & highlights!

Published: 02 November 2021
The Cape Leopard Trust Research team is pleased to report that our large-scale camera survey of the Overberg is yielding success! We are one third of the way into the data collection period, and have thus…

Girls in Conservation: from Learners to Leaders

Published: 19 October 2021
One of the Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Education project’s main aims is to use environmental learning and knowledge as a catalyst for social change. The CLT ‘Girls in Conservation’ initiative, this year partnered with BRAVE and…

Learning from the land – a holistic management approach

Published: 29 September 2021
The Cape Leopard Trust continually seeks to expand our knowledge of effective and nature-friendly methods of land management and livestock protection. The Executive Land Management Course at the Herding Academy in Graaff-Reinet presented just such an…

Camera trapping for Overberg leopards in full swing!

Published: 14 September 2021
The Cape Leopard Trust Research team is thrilled to report that our much-anticipated camera survey of the Overberg is well underway! We are already 3 weeks into the data collection period, with 172 cameras at 86…

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