Spot the Cape Leopard at Cape Epic
This year we will again be at the BIGGEST mountain bike race in the world, the Absa Cape Epic. The Cape Epic has partners with numerous charities and one of these is The Cape Leopard Trust. Mtbapp would like to introduce you to “Spot” the elusive Cape Leopard, we will be out on the route, in the race village, with riders hoping to get a sighting of “Spot” . You can get involved with the work this The Cape Leopard Trust right here, join the Spot movement.
Introducing “Spot” the elusive Cape Leopard.
With the 2019 Absa Cape Epic route crossing through the mountains inhabited by the illusive Cape Leopard it is fitting that the Cape Leopard Trust continues its involvement with the race. “The overarching vision of the Cape Leopard Trust is to ensure the survival of leopards in partnership with people, so the Absa Cape Epic offers a wonderful platform for us to raise awareness,” CEO, Helen Turnbull explained. For this year’s edition of the race the Cape Leopard Trust will be represented by two teams, but perhaps most informatively for fans of the race one of the trust’s researchers will be a route tour host. Boland study area, which includes the Elgin and Stellenbosch regions incorporated in the 2019 route, researcher Jeannie Hayward will be imparting her expert knowledge of the region’s largest predator and other fauna and flora during the race’s route tours.
The Cape Leopard Trust is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation engaged in innovative research, conservation and education projects established to facilitate and promote the conservation of biological diversity.
The CLT consists of a small, highly dedicated, educated and enthusiastic team, spread across a number of project areas.
The Adopt-A-Spot Programme is an affordable sponsorship option that allows you a ‘bite size’ and affordable opportunity to support the research and conservation work of the Cape Leopard Trust by making a donation that will be used towards the purchase of much needed equipment, such as a leopard collar (R50,000), a remote field camera (R5000), or the air time downloads necessary to monitor leopard activity. We will send you an ‘adopt a spot’ certificate confirming that you have made a once off pledge for the project for a year. It is an easy way for schools, corporate companies and private individuals to participate in this important conservation project as well as an ideal gift for a good cause to help us save Cape leopards.