General news and project updates

Avis brings a new meaning to "We try harder"

Published: 28 September 2011
In September 2011, Avis South Africa came on board as a main sponsor of the CLT Boland Project. They have sponsored the project the use of a new Toyota Hilux Double-Cab 4x4. This sponsorship is invaluable,…

Cape Leopard Trust and WESSA

Published: 27 September 2011
On the evening of 21 September, Anita and Jeannie of the CLT Boland Project gave a presentation to members of the Helderberg branch of WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa).  The talk went very…

Sponsored camps resume in the Cederberg

Published: 19 September 2011
September has come and with it camp season in the Cederberg has begun again. This season the Cape Leopard Trust’s environmental camps are fully booked. The first two have been sponsored camps – Paternoster’s St Augustine…

To Skin a Cat

Published: 14 September 2011
One of the greatest threats to leopards in Southern Africa is the illegal skin trade. An innovative project has been set up to deal with this issue - ‘To Skin A Cat’. They are at a…


Published: 14 September 2011
Catching leopards is seldom easy, but this year it has been especially difficult. At present we have three male leopards collared in the Rooiberg area, and I am hoping to capture and collar three more this…

The "Tierman" of the Cederberg returns

Published: 01 September 2011
Twenty five years ago, a young man passionate about conserving leopards in the Cape mountains, studied the leopards in the Cederberg. His name is Peter Norton. Peter did some groundbreaking work on one of the most…

Volunteers wanted

Published: 23 August 2011
The Cederberg leopard project requires the immediate assistance of volunteers willing to spend a minimum of a week at a time helping out. Preference is for singles or couples who can cover their own costs including…

Cape Leopards are Energized

Published: 29 July 2011
In March this year, we started the first ever systematic camera trap survey of the Gouritz area. With support from the WWF Green Trust, UCT and Energizer, we were able to set up 68 cameras in…

Contribute your photos to conserve biodiversity

Published: 21 July 2011
The Cape Leopard Trust and UCT's Animal Demography Unit are collaborating on an exciting new project in which you can take part. We are developing a Virtual Museum for Mammals (VIMMA), a website where the public…

The Cape Leopard Trust is Sponsored a New Bus for the Environmental Education Programme

Published: 20 July 2011
  The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) has provided exceptional support to the Cape Leopard Trust's Environmental Education Programme in the form of a grant of R1.3Million over three-years. This sponsorship has been vital 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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