The Cape Leopard Trust

The Cape Leopard Trust is an active predator conservation working group in South Africa's Western 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 program.

The Objective

The Cape Leopard Trust has a number of active leopard and predator research projects in the Western Cape region. The enigmatic Cape leopard is used as an icon to advocate for the protection of predators in their natural environments, as well as to raise awareness of broader biodiversity issues and promoting the need for committed conservation of ecosystems.


Leopards are notoriously elusive and difficult to see, and this is especially the case when it comes to Cape mountain leopards.

The Impact

Bushmans Kloof and TreadRight helps to fund the Cape Leopard Trust, which uses these funds to assist in the collaring, tracking and monitoring of the endangered and elusive Cape Mountain Leopard, found in the Cederberg area. Bushmans Kloof also forms part of the territory of the Cape Mountain Leopard.