The Cape Leopard Trust
The Cape Leopard Trust is a non-profit organisation, launched in 2004 as an active predator conservation 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 its environmental education programme. The education programme runs camps, outings and eco-clubs, exploring the environment on a broad scale through experiential learning while bringing in the Cape Leopard Trust’s cutting edge and exciting research on leopards and caracal, using the charismatic Cape leopards as a flagship species to stimulate general conservation awareness and action.
Targets for 67give
Our work is heavily dependent on offering schools and youth groups transport in order that we can reach all demographics and rural communities on the fringes of leopard areas in the Western Cape. Environmental learning is enhanced and more effective in terms of enabling behaviour change if we can transport our groups out into the wild. Our focus is to address a variety of environmental challenges and introduce young people to the possibilities of considering future careers in the Green Economy.
Our ultimate goal is to make sure we continue to offer quality programmes that have far reaching impacts, primarily because children get real exposure in nature. Without a passenger vehicle to deliver our unique outreach programme, our ability to create future advocates to help us protect environmental heritage will be severely compromised.
Our current bus needs some exterior and interior revamping as well as fixing of loose parts here and there. We need to constantly maintain the upkeep of the bus and it is imperative that we ensure safety for our groups.
Total target: R200 000