Piketberg, Western Cape: From rural farming town to home of the Cape Leopard

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Piketberg in the Western Cape has become the home of a certain species of leopard.
Piketberg in the Western Cape has become the home of a certain species of leopard.
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A West Coast farming town is emerging as a second chance for the vulnerable leopard population in Cape provinces.

Piketberg in the Western Cape has become home to the densest population of this elusive species in the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape provinces, according to research undertaken by the Landmark Foundation.

The Landmark Foundation is a non-profit conservation organisation that promotes conservation, primarily in agricultural areas, and has focused on leopard conservation for almost two decades.

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