Boland Project News

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…
Published: 21 February 2017
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.…
Published: 14 June 2016
Camera traps have become quite common-place. Many avid nature enthusiasts own one or more units and excitedly plan the next location to put their camera and then eagerly await their next photo of a little-seen animal. Also called…
Published: 04 August 2015
All those familiar with camera trapping – be it as a hobby or for research purposes – would know that patience really is a virtue…  In January this year our Boland team was contacted by Jannas…
Published: 20 April 2015
The Cape’s majestic sandstone mountains provide spectacular views and scenery to anyone lucky enough to be driving through them. The exquisite beauty and diversity of Fynbos plants, especially when in flower, adds some more flair and allure. Along…
Published: 24 February 2015
A tough, reliable vehicle is an indispensable tool for many a field biologist. It is no different for the two project coordinators and researchers who run the Boland Project at The Cape Leopard Trust. A research…

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