The Cape Leopard Trust - Using research as a tool for conservation & finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict

Research: Developing managerial and statistical methods to improve the conservation of cryptic carnivores involved in human-wildlife conflict

Research: Developing managerial and statistical methods to improve the conservation of cryptic carnivores involved in human-wildlife conflict

Elsa Bussière grew up in France where she did most of her studies. In 2011, she got an MSc in Agricultural Engineering and an MSc in Forest, Agriculture and Environmental Engineering. Her passion for science and nature took her to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe where she worked as a field biologist for a large mammal project, led by the French Centre of National Scientific Research (CNRS).

She did her MSc project with the Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town, on statistical ecology, analyzing bird atlas data. During this time, she helped other researchers with their fieldwork on African penguins, weavers and pygmy falcons. She is now conducting a PhD project on brown hyenas in the Klein Karoo.

The Cape Leopard Trust Trapping Techniques

icon no trapShort overview of three trapping methods considered by the Cape Leopard Trust as safe and humane: Cage traps, Foot loop traps or Foot snares, Soft-catch traps, References to relevant scientific literature.

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  • Leopard hit by car in Bainskloof - Death of BM30

    Leopard hit by car in Bainskloof - Death of BM30

    On Thursday 16 Feb 2017, a leopard was hit by a car in Bainskloof Pass near Wellington. The animal sustained severe injuries, including a broken back as well as internal trauma, and sadly had to be put down. The Cape Leopard Trust Boland Project was notified of the incident by partner organisation CapeNature,…
    Written on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:39
  • Vacancy: Community Outreach Officer in the Cederberg

    Vacancy: Community Outreach Officer in the Cederberg

    The Cape Leopard Trust is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Community Outreach Officer to manage its community outreach programme in the Cederberg district and run its environmental education camps at Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve in the Cederberg. The successful candidate will be physically fit, will have experience in establishing and managing community development…
    Written on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 14:56

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