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

Past Research

The Black Eagle Project
The Black Eagle Project was established in 2011 in collaboration with the Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town, and over the last two years the Cape Leopard Trust has been privileged to share its journey. Set up by PhD student Megan Murgatroyd, future research will continue to focus on the effects of land use on the diet and hunting habits of the Black eagle (Aquila verreauxii), with the field studies concentrated in the Cederberg Mountains and the Sandveld.…
Cederberg Caracal Project
The Cederberg Caracal Project was started in 2012, in collaboration with the Cape Leopard Trust, and is based in the Cederberg Mountains. The project focuses primarily on the ecology and behaviour of caracals (Caracal caracal). The project also aims to improve the current knowledge about this elusive species in relation to a bigger predator, the Cape leopard as well as with livestock farmers. Why the caracal? Although caracals are widespread throughout Africa, little has been published regarding their spatial ecology and the way…

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

  • 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
  • CLT job opportunity: Cederberg project and research assistant

    CLT job opportunity: Cederberg project and research assistant

    The Cape Leopard Trust is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified person to assist the Cederberg Project and Research Manager. This position is based at the Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve, Cederberg Wilderness. Please read the attached vacancy notice carefully and note the closing date of 24 February 2017.
    Written on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:58

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