General news and project updates

Introducing Zak, the wandering leopard

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…

Leopard's Leap Wines support the CLT Boland Project

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…

The DCM Cape Pioneer Trek sponsorship

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…

Great New Results for Gouritz Cameras

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…

Book Launch in support of The Cape Leopard Trust

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…

Boland Project Limietberg survey officially underway!

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…

Cederberg Leopard Cubs make 2010 debut

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…

Oom Pep – Caught On Camera But Not To Be Caged

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…

First Boland leopard cubs!

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…

The Douglas Lederle Memorial Fund

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…

Acceptable trapping techniques

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

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