Boland Project News

Published: 20 February 2020
In June 2019 we reported on the launch of a new Cape Leopard Trust project dedicated to snare removal and data collection patrols on private property adjacent to Protected Areas in the Boland Mountain Complex (BMC)…
Published: 14 February 2020
The leopard is not the easiest of animal species to study. They are the most elusive of the big cats and generally prefer not to be seen. This is especially true in the Cape mountains –…
Published: 05 February 2020
One of the key components of effective conservation efforts is collaboration with like-minded organisations to strive for a synergistic outcome. For this reason, the Cape Leopard Trust Boland team has partnered with WWF SA’s Conservation Champions…
Published: 04 June 2019
On Monday 3 Jun 2019, The Cape Leopard Trust launched a Snare Patrol Project within our Boland Mountain Complex (BMC) research focus area. This project follows on from our research collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch (2017-2018) which investigated several human-related threats to leopard and their prey species, particularly…
Published: 25 March 2019
The Cape Leopard Trust Boland Project is looking for a young conservationist to join their team as a Snare Patrol Officer. The Snare Patrol Officer will take part in an intensive 12-month field project wherein they will…
Published: 06 August 2018
Humans have undeniably had a severe impact on Earth’s biodiversity and climate. However, as a species, we also have an undeniable responsibility toward and role to play in the mitigation and solution-finding process. In order to…
Published: 27 November 2017
The FNB Wines2Whales event has supported the Cape Leopard Trust Boland Project since 2011 when the event organizers first donated five digital camera traps for their research. ‘In turn’ we provide the FNB W2W media team…
Published: 02 October 2017
In all professions, time is a valuable commodity… Hiking into remote and hard-to-reach locations to deploy and service our field cameras can be a time-consuming (albeit enjoyable!) part of our responsibilities. A capable and reliable off-road…
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,…
Published: 07 March 2017
Our conservation partner, CapeNature, was recently called to assist a leopard caught in an illegal wire snare in the Paardeberg area. The leopard's plight was fortunately highlighted by a local farmer before any major injury to the animal…

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