Cape Leopard Trust (CLT)
P.O.Box 1118, Sun Valley
7985 Cape Town
Contact person: Quinton Martins
- Environmental organization
- Environmental project
- Educational policy/project
- Volunteers are welcome.
The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) was launched in 2004 as an active predator conservation working group in the Cape. It uses research as a tool for conservation, finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict and inspiring interest in the environment through an interactive and dynamic environmental education programme.
The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) has conducted research in four key areas in the Western and Northern Cape, namely; The Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor; The Swartberg - Gamkaberg areas of the Gouritz Corridor; the Boland mountain chain and the mountainous region of Namaqualand. Here we present feedback on the various projects:
• Cederberg Leopard Research: Using modern research techniques, such as GPS radio tracking, key spatial and behavioural data contribute to understanding the conservation needs of leopards.
• Black Eagle Project: The project aims to measure the impacts of land-use on the diet and hunting behaviour of these eagles by researching and comparing those breeding in the Cederberg Mountains and those in the threatened Sandveld.
• Boland Project: Data from this large-scale remote sensing camera trap study on the leopard and mammal populations in the Boland mountains remains captivating and inspiring to the CLT team and public.
• Camera Trapping Surveys
• Virtual Museum for Mammals (VIMMA): VIMMA is a website where members of the public can act as citizen scientists by submitting their mammal photographs (with accurate geographical locations) to this centralised database. From these data, up-to-date distribution maps are created for each species.
• Gouritz Project: camera trapping project
• Namaqualand: The project aims to scientifically demonstrate the efficacy and economic viability of livestock management using specially trained herders (Eco-Rangers) in conjunction with shepherd dogs, by self-managing a commercial sheep farming enterprise.
• The Cape Leopard Trust´s (CLT) Environmental Education Programme aims to provide people, particularly children, with experiences that connect them with the natural environment, instilling an interest in the wonders and value of nature through environmental camps, day trips and regular school-presentations
Quinton Martins is the CEO and Cederberg Project Manager of the Cape Leopard Trust (CLT).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.