The data we gather from sponsored camera traps help us to monitor and survey leopard and prey distribution and activity. Cameras are ideal tools to study secretive, nocturnal creatures in remote areas.
We have collected thousands of leopard photographs and tens of thousands of photographs of other animals. These data help with determining leopard densities, activity, habitat preferences as well as obtaining baseline data on other mammals occurring within their area.
These data also contribute to MammalMap, helping to map mammal distribution throughout Africa, an effort run by the Animal Demography Unit at UCT and initiated by the Cape Leopard Trust.
A camera trap costs R4500 to sponsor per annum and will be used to gather further data in one of our study sites. We acknowledge each camera sponsorship by placing the sponsor’s name on the donations page.