General news and project updates

Published: 26 August 2009
It was extraordinary how this event had a life of its own. What began as a request by Deon Rossouw of Cape Nature’s Limietberg Nature Reserve to do a talk to a small group of Honorary…
Published: 28 July 2009
We were contact recently by Jeanine and Bill Mitchell, who own the guest farm, Oudrif, in the northern Cederberg on the Doring River. They had seen a leopard close to their property and immediately let us…
Published: 24 July 2009
Quinton Martins will be giving a talk on leopard conservation in the Cape at the Pearl Valley Golf Estate. The focus will be on the expansion of the project into the mountains surrounding Cape Town, including…
Published: 22 July 2009
It was the morning of the 13th July when we received a call from Hennie Spamer (Driehoek farm - Cederberg). A leopard had taken one of his kid goats, right from its pen in the farm…
Published: 13 July 2009
We have just returned from a most inspiring workshop in Namaqualand. A broad, inter-disciplinary project is being proposed for the area and a funding application is currently under review. Namaqualand is already an arid area, considered…
Published: 30 June 2009
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Published: 24 June 2009
An apex predator in the rugged Western Cape region of South Africa, the little researched and undeservedly vilified Cape leopard is an “umbrella species” whose conservation effectively helps to preserve smaller, lower profile predators. Long believed…
Published: 10 June 2009
The grade 4 – 6 children of Dwarsrivier Primêr were ready and waiting on the 7th May. On our previous outing, we’d taken a walk from the school up the valley and had paid special attention…
Published: 09 June 2009
We have been vainly hoping to download GPS collar data from ‘Lizzy’, the female leopard (F5). Lizzy lives in the most inaccessible region of all the collared leopards in the Cederberg. When she was first collared,…

Acceptable trapping techniques

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

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