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

Where we are

The Cederberg project is located on Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve (CapeNature) in the Cederberg Conservancy, found inside the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor. Quinton’s PhD study took place from Algeria in the west to the Doring River in the East. Our southern boundary is Katbakkies in the Bokkeveld while the Pakhuis Pass is our northern most study area. The total size of the study area was 3,000km2.

This World Heritage Site is managed by CapeNature, as well as a number of private land owners in the area too. Our research is conducted on both state and privately-owned land, and we are very grateful for being allowed access to all areas in the Cederberg.


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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Latest News Updates

  • 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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