I've still not had a 50th leopard identification yet so it is still up for grabs...@Anne-Marie, you must be heading up soon so fingers crossed
These last few months I've been trying to increase the general awareness of the leopard id project with the aim of increasing reports of the kgalagadi leopards. This has been done through more guides in the park and some flyers in a few camps. I've also created a website, the address is the same as where the guide was http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/
. It contains some of the basic information about the project, how it started, science issues, recent guide etc. A major part of the site is a sighting report web form. It is easy to fill in and will automatically send me the details of your sighting with all the infor i need from you. You'll still need to email me the confirmation photos as i've not found a way of allowing them to be uploaded yet, but i'm working on it.
My plan is that this web report from will replace the sighting spread sheet that i've been asking people to fill in. Obviously please continue reporting here too as everyone likes to see the shots you get, not just me
. However, if you've been luck enough to have a whole bunch of leopard sightings then it might actually be easier to use the spreadsheet....its up to you
I've updated the spreadsheet so that it matches the questions on the web form so please download a new version.
The site will be evolving as i have time...hopefully with identification pages and more info on each leopard, so watch this space.
Please take a look at this site and let me know what you think. I'd also really appreciate you sharing it with any friends or people you meet both whilst in and out of the Kgalagadi.
_________________Kgalagadi Leopard Projecthttp://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/
Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.