For a number of years now Driehoek has been supporting the work of the Cape Leopard Trust and acted as a base for monitoring the leopards. Amongst other conservation efforts, Driehoek has committed to protecting the leopards and has “employed” an Anatolian shepherd dog to guard its farm animals in a leopard friendly manner. The Cape Leopard Trust has just finalised another month long project of catching and collaring leopards. To learn more about this project, go to www.capeleopard.org.za

In collaboration with the Cape Leopard Trust and the Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town, Megan Murgatroyd has just launched a project which will assess the stability of the Black eagle populations in the Cederberg Mountains and the adjacent Sandveld. The unique project will use GPS technology, motion sensing cameras and extensive surveys to look at their diet, habitat use and hunting habitats in the contrasting areas to reveal the effects of land use and to help direct conservation efforts. You can assist by 1) report any sightings or nest locations (date & time, location, behaviour, your name & contact), 2) act as a volunteer or 3) by sponsoring an eagle. For more information contact Megan at [email protected]

Indigenous fish

The old “mud” dam between the Groothuis and Kothuis has been cleaned. The idea is to populate it with indigenous fish and to add a fishing experience to the activities of visitors to Driehoek.