General news and project updates

Published: 14 October 2010
Dr Andrew Baxter of the CAPE LEOPARD TRUST will be providing a presentation about their work in protecting and preserving the lives of these beautiful animals. A mini breakfast will be served (fruit salad, scrambled eggs,…
Published: 11 October 2010
Oom Pep (or GM1 to the scientists) was the first leopard to be photographed by the Cape Leopard Trust’s camera traps in the Gouritz region. He was initially photographed on the Tierkloof hiking trail at Gamkaberg…
Published: 13 September 2010
Two months after the official start of the CLT Boland project Limietberg survey, we are proud to announce that we have identified no less than 12 leopards in this area – 9 males and 3 females!…
Published: 25 August 2010
The Cape Leopard Trust’s Gouritz project team recently obtained data from the first leopard to be collared in the area, a young adult male named Zak. Zak’s capture was something of an unexpected bonus, as he…
Published: 23 August 2010
The two CLT Boland Project researchers are now fortunate enough to live right in the heart of the Boland mountains. After all the hassles of moving house, Anita & Jeannie are settling into their quaint cottage…
Published: 16 August 2010
The DCM Cape Pioneer Trek presented by KHS have just pledged their support for the Cape Leopard Trust which will bring a valuable contribution to the Trust, and at the same time expose riders to the…
Published: 13 August 2010
Only a month after placing a camera in an as yet unmonitored area the first photograph of a new leopard was captured at Hartebeesvlakte. This illustrates the importance of the involvement of private landowners, both in…
Published: 26 July 2010
South African writer, Sarah Lotz, is about to release her new novel, ‘Tooth and Nailed’, a gripping legal drama set in Cape Town. Through one of the cases in the story she highlights the disturbing changes…
Published: 26 July 2010
We are very pleased to report that our Limietberg survey is now officially underway! This is the first of three sub-surveys forming the CLT Boland Project. Forty-six camera stations (totaling 70 cameras) are currently deployed across…
Published: 13 July 2010
Study leads to first monitoring of newborn leopard cubs in the Cape mountains After 7 years of dedicated research and monitoring, a leopard den site, with twin cubs, was located in a remote outcrop high in…

Acceptable trapping techniques

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

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