Boland Project News

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…
Published: 01 September 2014
Wildlife camera trap photography has been with us for a good few years now. Countless research organisations, conservation institutions and private landowners all over the world use camera traps to catch glimpses into the secret lives…
Published: 09 June 2014
Non-profit organisations like The Cape Leopard Trust are reliant on the goodwill and support of the public and private sector, and we are indeed fortunate that there are so many people and companies willing to pledge…
Published: 10 February 2014
Cape leopards roam massive territories in the rugged mountains of the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape. In order to better inform management plans and conservation strategies for this species, we need to learn more about their…
Published: 03 December 2013
Over the years the Du Toit’s Kloof mountain range between Paarl and Worcester has become legendary among the rock climbing community for creatures that go growl in the night… There are a few reported sightings –…
Published: 28 August 2013
The advancement of remote-sensing camera trap technology has presented wildlife biologists with an ideal new tool kit to study secretive and nocturnal animals. But camera traps are not only a hit with scientists, the latest nature enthusiasts are…
Published: 24 June 2013
The CLT Boland Project has been researching the elusive Cape leopard in the Boland mountains since March 2010. The project kicked off with a large-scale camera trapping survey using about 90 digital remote-sensing cameras. Cameras were…
Published: 26 May 2013
The Cape Winelands is known for its outstanding wine and exquisite food, but what about its secretive wildlife? Join the Cape Leopard Trust’s Boland-based researchers, and spend a ‘day at the office’ with them as they…
Published: 03 May 2013
Cape mountain leopards are extremely elusive and shy, not to mention occurring in very low densities. When telling people that part of our research entails the capture of leopards to fit them with satellite GPS collars,…

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