Cape Leopard Trust Ford Ranger Goes Wild

Cape Leopard Trust Ford Ranger Goes Wild
Published: 29 May 2017

The long anticipated and carefully planned camera survey in the Cederberg is finally underway.

The team has been working in the Northern Cederberg area just South and East of Clanwilliam placing special camera mounting poles. They will then make their way down to Wupperthal before heading back to base in Matjiesrivier.

It is a arduous task with long days out on the road, but thanks to the new Ford Ranger 4X4 XLT bakkie sponsored by Ford Wildlife Foundation, the team will travel in comfort, prepared for all eventualities. If all goes well this week they will have visited about 70 percent of the sites and checked the locations before the cameras are mounted.

Energizer's quality lithium batteries will provide the best possible power for the job, as they are able to operate during the Cederberg's bitter winter and below zero temperatures. Much of the terrain has not been surveyed previously, so time was spent finding the best locations for the cameras, as well as the optimum routes to access the sites. We would like to thank Energizer, Ford Motor Company SA and Ford Wildlife Foundation for their support.

The people in the pictures are as follows:

  • Lana Müller - research and project manager, Christiaan Lochner - research assistant
  • Grant Baker - international research intern (US) & Ewan Brennan - international research intern (UK)

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