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General news and project updates

Raining cats and...

Published: 27 August 2012
The Cederberg leopard and caracal research is going well. Quinton recaptured and re-collared MC3 ("Klonkies"), replacing his old collar with a new GPS collar. He is a rather old cat - caught for the first time in June…

Cold days in Hel - Gouritz Project

Published: 21 August 2012
“Those ‘road closed’ signs are only meant for normal cars”, I reassured Brenda and Sandile, the two students who were accompanying me on the trip into Gamkaskloof to check on the camera traps that we’d set…

Explore and Learn - Cape Leopard Trust’s Holiday Program

Published: 31 July 2012
The Cape Leopard Trust’s Holiday Program, sponsored by The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF), went ahead despite freezing, stormy weather. Clearly everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly despite the adverse conditions. Our young participants, children from varying…

Born in the USA

Published: 15 July 2012
Quinton Martins recently spent a few weeks in the USA visiting research projects and giving talks. Here he tells all on returning from what sounded like a fascinating trip. Born in the USA – 6 month…

Second Southern Survey Underway, Boland Project

Published: 12 July 2012
The CLT Boland Project is currently repeating their Southern survey, with over 50 remote-sensing camera traps monitoring the wildlife in the mountains of the Jonkershoek, Hottentots-Holland, Groenlandberg, Kogelberg, Helderberg and Steenbras Reserves. The previous Southern survey…

Easter and Rooibos doing well

Published: 31 May 2012
The Cederberg Caracal Project is growing from strength to strength and has recently received some great footage from the team at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat. Regardt, head ranger on the property, sent some…

Leopard and caracal tracking at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat

Published: 29 May 2012
On Tuesday 15 May, Jeannie Hayward from the Cape Leopard Trust’s Boland leopard project and Marine Drouilly from the Cederberg caracal project arrived at the luxurious Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat in the northern…

Tracks of Giants

Published: 25 May 2012
Dr Ian McCallum, one of the Trustees of the Cape Leopard Trust is undertaking an ambitious project. Following ancient African elephant migration paths, Tracks of Giants, is a 5 month west to east journey connecting major…

Leopard Fortress Series

Published: 25 May 2012

The greenest event 2012 - A one day MBA in Planet Management

Published: 18 May 2012
South Africa’s largest gathering of environmentally conscious business experts since CoP17 will take place on World Environment Day, 5 June 2012. The Greenest Event, proudly sponsored by Servest Multi Service Group, will be hosted by Simon…

Acceptable trapping techniques

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

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