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APRIL 2011

PRINGLE BAY CONSERVANCY PRINGLBAAI BEWAREA

Since the cameras have been removed, a number of large veld fires raged across parts of the Limietberg, including Du Toitskloof and the Voorsorg & Louwshoek areas near Rawsonville. We were very relieved that none of our cameras were lost in the fires, but the risk of fires in the Southern Survey area still remains. The fires should not significantly influence leopard movement – data from the Cederberg has shown that leopards still maintain and patrol their territories even in burnt areas.

During the Limietberg

survey, various volunteers donated time and resources to assist us in the deployment, servicing and taking down of cameras – to all of you we say a big thank you!

The Southern Survey of the CLT Boland project is currently underway, with 82 cameras at 50 different locations in the Jonkershoek, Hottentots-Holland, Groenlandberg and Kogelberg reserves and surrounding mountain catchment. This survey will run until mid- March, after which all the cameras will be moved into the area between Bain's Kloof and Beaverlac Nature Reserve near

Porterville. After the completion of this northern survey, the cameras will be moved back into the Limietberg for another survey in a different season.

With best wishes from the Boland!

Jeannie Hayward & Anita Meyer Co-ordinators: CLT Boland Project E-mail: boland@capeleopard.org.za

The following 7 photos were taken at the camera station on the Hangklip footpath.

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Unfortunately no leopards were spotted but we remain very positive that they would make an appearance soon! Better hold thumbs!

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