General news and project updates

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…
Published: 01 July 2010
‘Oom Pep’ (GM1) of the Gouritz is living up to the claim of leopards being extremely elusive cats. Only about 400m away from our cage trap on Groenefontein Nature Reserve, we have a camera trap that…
Published: 28 June 2010
Some time ago, we obtained this beautiful photograph from a camera station near the Wemmershoek dam. Looking closely at the picture, one can just see the end of another tail in the background, and we surmised…
Published: 21 June 2010
Over the past two years, the CLT have received considerable support from the Douglas Lederle Memorial Fund – a trust fund established in memory of Douglas Lederle (1971 – 2008). Douglas had been involved with the…
Published: 18 June 2010
We are thrilled to report on some great photos taken by our remote cameras in the Limietberg Nature Reserve over the past couple of weeks. We are having good success in terms of leopard photos with…
Published: 10 June 2010
After just over a month of trapping, the Gouritz team finally managed to capture their first leopard on Groenefontein Nature Reserve, near Calitzdorp. The leopard, an adult male weighing just under 35kg, was in prime condition…
Published: 04 June 2010
We recently received the following story from visitors to the Cederberg: "My husband and I are just getting to know Cape Town and the surrounding areas – We moved here 22 months ago from Middelburg, Mpumalanga.…

Acceptable trapping techniques

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

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