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General news and project updates

Green Living Project - Video interview

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…

A glimpse into an outing with children of the Cederberg...

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…

Flying for Lizzy

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,…

Cederberg Project News

Published: 07 May 2009
Quinton in the last throes of writing his PHD  Need one say more?   Quinton aims to submit his PHD in August, after which, he promises, he will reply more promptly to emails!

Education and Outreach Programme Update

Published: 07 May 2009
Report by Elizabeth Martins Three months since its inception and what is happening with the Education Project? Much of the groundwork has now been done in order to ensure that the Education and Outreach Programme has…

Namaqualand Project Update

Published: 07 May 2009
Report by Ben-Jon Dreyer Looking back a year, the CLT had just started exploring the massive Namaqualand granite outcrops for possible signs of leopard in this harsh, arid environment.  Uncertain of what we would discover we…

Gouritz Corridor Update

Published: 07 May 2009
Report by Leigh Potter Leopards of Ladismith We have had some amazing leopard photographs since putting up cameras on the Ladismith side of the Rooiberg Mountain.

Koue Bokkeveld Training Centre CLT Camp: 21-22 March 2009

Published: 04 April 2009
At 9am on Saturday 21st March, the staff of the Cape Leopard Trust was met with an unusual sight in the Cederberg – a 60-seater bus. Our camp group from the Kouebokkeveld Training Centre had arrived.…

Drie Jaar op die Projek Nuusbrief deur Willem Titus

Published: 27 February 2009
(see English translation below) Ek het begin op die 6 Febuarie 2006 vir die CLT te werk. Die eerste dag het ek en Quinton 5h:00 vertrek om een van die luiperds op te spoor. Houdini was…

Education and Outreach Programme

Published: 12 February 2009
The Cape Leopard Trust’s Education and Outreach Programme officially began in January 2009. Elizabeth Martins (neé Bond) is co-ordinating the programme. “This is the beginning of a very exciting programme, with endless possibilities”, says Elizabeth. This…