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Cape Leopard Trust

Cape Leopard Trust

CAPE LEOPARD TRUST

Ensuring the long-term survival of Cape leopard populations by promoting peaceful coexistence and the protection of landscapes, empowered by scientific research, positive community partnerships, education and advocacy.

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The Cape Leopard Trust is an active predator conservation working group, established in 2004 and the leading authority on leopard conservation in Western Cape, South Africa. Its mission is to use 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.



Their holistic approach to leopard conservation combines impact-driven research, applied conservation, community engagement and environmental education to protect leopards and the landscapes they depend on, as well as advocating for the protection of broader biodiversity and uplifting and capacitating local communities.

Conserving the Cape leopard in a changing landscape.

Current objectives for the Cape Leopard Trust are to collate and consolidate all existing leopard data from across the Western Cape Province. This will be used to identify knowledge gaps, inform further field studies, and direct conservation efforts. Conservation efforts focus on quantifying and addressing identified threats to leopards, such as human-wildlife conflict and prey-based depletion through illegal snaring. Equally as important as scientific research is education and social development. The Cape Leopard Trust Environmental Education Programme was established in 2009 with the aim of providing children and adults with quality experiences that teach them more about the wilderness and themselves.

Educating and empowering local people, young and old, to think differently about protecting natural resources by connecting them with nature and instilling an attitude of reverence, wonder and respect for leopards and the environment.

“Over the last fifteen years the Cape Leopard Trust has had the privilege of working in one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world. We have built strong, meaningful relationships, and as we plan our road map for the future, our goal is to forge new partnerships that will enable us to amplify our efforts.”
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Sustainable Development Goals

Cape Leopard Trust helps to ensure the long-term survival of leopard populations in Western Cape, South Africa by promoting peaceful coexistence and the protection of landscapes, empowered by scientific research, positive community partnerships, education and advocacy.

Their mission is to use research as a tool for conservation, finding solutions for human-wildlife conflict and inspiring interest in the environment through a dynamic environmental education programme.
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Cape Leopard Trust

Jamma International is partnering with WWF to support the development of the Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies, located on the north-eastern boundary of the Maasai Mara Reserve.

Our work ensures that the conservancy not only secures a vital wildlife corridor for the migration of elephants and wildebeest, but also acts as a catalyst for local sustainable development, and positively influences the lives of Siana residents.
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Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies, Kenya

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Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies, Kenya

Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies, Kenya

SIANA CONSERVANCY

Jamma International is partnering with WWF to support the development of the Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies, located in the buffer zone around the Maasai Mara Reserve, ensuring both people and wildlife have the opportunities to benefit from this area’s development.

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The Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies are located within wildlife areas near to the Maasai Mara Reserve and are part of important migration routes. The conservancies are home to thousands of people. 


Together with WWF-Kenya, Jamma is working to ensure that the Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies act as a catalyst for local sustainable development, and positively influence the lives of Siana and Oloisukut residents. Our support of the project began in 2015 and we are continuing to support WWF in creating sustainable models that can scale.

Supporting spaces where wildlife and people can coexist.

Land fragmentation is a major conservation challenge. This, among other things, results in increased human-wildlife conflict incidents that are attributed to competition for natural resources. WWF-Kenya, supported by Jamma, is working closely with local communities to realise the benefits of conserving this critical resource through sustainable rangeland management.

Our main focus within the Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies is business and enterprise development, supporting local individuals within the community to help expand opportunities that communities can get involved in and use to support themselves sustainably.

By developing the conservancies’ infrastructure and governance, establishing wildlife monitoring and law enforcement, and supporting community land rights and alternative sources of income, this project can ensure the Siana and Oloisukut  Conservancies are benefiting people and wildlife alike.

Jamma International is partnering with WWF to support the development of the Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies, located on the north-eastern boundary of the Maasai Mara Reserve.

Our work ensures that the conservancy not only secures a vital wildlife corridor for the migration of elephants and wildebeest, but also acts as a catalyst for local sustainable development, and positively influences the lives of Siana residents.
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Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies, Kenya

Elephants Alive has been studying and researching African elephant populations since 2003, and delivers research solutions, advocacy and education to promote harmonious coexistence between elephants and people.

Jamma wholeheartedly supports this committed non-profit organisation in its goal to develop and grow our understanding of elephant ecology. Their important research contributes towards the long-term survival of the African elephant and thereby maintaining the vital biodiversity of large parts of rural Africa.
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Elephants Alive

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Elephants Alive

Elephants Alive

ELEPHANTS ALIVE

Elephants Alive has been studying and researching African elephant populations in the vicinity of the Kruger National Park, South Africa since 2003, and delivers research solutions, advocacy and education to promote harmonious coexistence between elephants and people.

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Jamma wholeheartedly supports this committed non-profit organisation in its goal to develop and grow our understanding of elephant ecology. Their important research contributes towards the long-term survival of the African elephant and thereby helping to maintain the biodiversity of large parts of rural Africa.


Drawing on significant data gathered for two decades, Elephants Alive deliver research solutions that enable a greater understanding of the complex relationships that elephants have with each other and their surroundings, including the people with whom they share their world.

Promoting greater understanding and harmonious co-existence with nature’s giants.

Elephants Alive’s extensive long-term elephant tracking datasets provide information on landscape use, habitat expansion and perceived and real threats to elephants. Since 1998, Elephants Alive have deployed 90 GPS collars in 135 collaring operations, allowing the team to study and track individually identified elephants, monitor population dynamics and understand the motivation behind elephant movements from core conservation areas such as the Kruger National Park into protected areas along its borders.

Elephants Alive strives to put the science on the table in order to better protect elephants and ensure their survival by creating awareness and informing decision makers.

“Our research which is more than twenty years in the making, is aimed at improving our knowledge of the ecological processes that propagate the coexistence of elephants, their habitat and people.”
Elephants Alive

Elephants Alive has been studying and researching African elephant populations since 2003, and delivers research solutions, advocacy and education to promote harmonious coexistence between elephants and people.

Jamma wholeheartedly supports this committed non-profit organisation in its goal to develop and grow our understanding of elephant ecology. Their important research contributes towards the long-term survival of the African elephant and thereby maintaining the vital biodiversity of large parts of rural Africa.
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Elephants Alive

Jamma International is partnering with WWF to support the development of the Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies, located on the north-eastern boundary of the Maasai Mara Reserve.

Our work ensures that the conservancy not only secures a vital wildlife corridor for the migration of elephants and wildebeest, but also acts as a catalyst for local sustainable development, and positively influences the lives of Siana residents.
People
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Siana and Oloisukut Conservancies, Kenya

JAMMA INTERNATIONAL

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