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General news and project updates

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…

Exciting results from Boland camera traps

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…

First leopard capture for the Gouritz project

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…

Black Eagles and Leopard in Contest

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.…

Women's weekend, The Leopard Within - 23rd-26th September 2010

Published: 10 May 2010
Since starting the Education Programme and working with the local children we have wondered how else we can offer something valuable to the local communities. These communities face issues of alcoholism, limited work, lack of motivation…

CLT Funding Report

Published: 10 May 2010
The Cape Leopard Trust has received tremendous support from the ABAX Foundation (previously Polaris Foundation), one of our main sponsors over the past few years. We have greatly appreciated that their Board of Trustees has also…

Camps Update - Education Programme News

Published: 10 May 2010
Thanks to the Three Cities Group and the Deutche Bank Africa Foundation, we have been able to offer camp sponsorship to a number of groups this year. Some camps have already taken place and others are…