General news and project updates

'Art of Conservation' exhibition and auction in support of leopards

Published: 22 August 2017
Join us at the inaugural 'Art of Conservation' event, Saturday, 16 September Henry Taylor and the Art Curator Gallery at Lourensford Wine Estate will be hosting a wine and canapé evening on Saturday, 16 September, to…

Cape Leopard Trust Integrated Report Now Available

Published: 17 August 2017
We are pleased to announce that our 2016/2017 is now available for download. Filled with updates on recent activities and developments, to bring you up to date with our latest news. Hard copies are also available…

Protea plants, alien trees, Icy-cold water and Stoneflies!

Published: 16 August 2017
To celebrate Mandela Day, we took a group of youngsters from Huis Andrew Murray, a Children’s Home and NGO in Wellington, for an outing to Olive Glen Mountain Farm. The young participants were very excited and…

2017 Annual Art Competition sponsored by Bridgestone SA

Published: 26 July 2017
This year our Inter-school art competition was called "The Essence of a Leopard". We wanted to honour some of the unique leopard qualities that we teach children about on our camps and day trips, such as…

When the cat’s away the mice will play: News from the Boland

Published: 20 July 2017
A familiar old idiom relevant also in ecology – when predators are removed from a system the herbivores soon ‘run rampant’ without the top-down control. And without the proverbial mice? Well…the cats would dwindle… In ecology,…

Drakenstein Municipality World Environment Day Expo - 27 June 2017

Published: 07 July 2017
The Drakenstein Municipality World Environment Day is an event in which the municipality brings together four different local primary schools. The day is focused around raising awareness for environmental issues as well as promoting the idea…

Intern Opportunity (2 Vacancies) - Cederberg Leopard Project

Published: 05 July 2017
An exciting opportunity to get involved with leopard conservation in South Africa The Cape Leopard Trust is looking for volunteer field assistant interns to help the Cederberg Leopard Project team with camera trap deployment/servicing and camera trap…

Leopard sighting at Bushmans Kloof

Published: 04 July 2017
During one of our recent camera trap setups in Bushmans Kloof Reserve, we found a cave with a lot of leopard scat close to the location of our camera trap station. We were very happy, as…

Cederberg Project: Update from the field

Published: 27 June 2017
We are excited to report that it’s going well with our camera trap survey setup in the field. We have experienced some cold days, rain and even light snow during the time of the big storm…

Thrive Eco-clubbers enjoy the Suikerbossie trail

Published: 19 June 2017
On Friday 9 June 2017 Environmental Educator, Catherine Kühn, took the Thrive eco-clubbers to Suikerbossie hiking trail on Table Mountain National Park’s land.  The trail is on the border of Ruyteplaats estate and it overlooks Llandudno…

Acceptable trapping techniques

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

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