The Fund has supported many research (Cheetah, Blue Duiker and Cape Mountain Zebra to name but a few) projects with numerous NGOs and tertiary institutions.
We will continue to do so into the future, along with likeminded nationally and internationally based associations and organisations.
Photo: The Cape Mountain zebra, classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List, is the flagship species of the Mountain Zebra National Park.
CONSERVATION RESEARCH FUND (CRF)
The Leopard Research Project has tackled one of its largest and most pressing projects to date, an independent, unbiased scientific report on the current status and distribution of Leopard and other predators in South Africa. The study will incorporate any information that can be substantiated regarding the effects of illegal offtake of leopards by poaching for cultural and religious ceremonies, indiscriminate poisoning, trapping and illegal shooting. Furthermore, this estimated R 5 million, three year project is to present its findings along with recommendations to the Department of Environmental Affairs, on how to mitigate the future and no detrimental finds of the country’s leopard population.
Photo: Leopard research
THIS LEOPARD RESEARCH PROJECT ALSO INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING PREDATORS:
African Wild Cat
Cape Hunting Dog
Wild Roaming Lion
Retha van der Merwe
Tersia Du Plooy
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