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“Fake fur could help leopard survive”

Fake fur could help leopard survive – Business Day Demand is growing for skins among African VIPs and churches, writes Sue Blaine CONSERVATIONIST Tristan Dickerson hopes to produce his first fake leopard skin within months. If it is a good replica, Mr Dickerson believes it…

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‘Fauxy plan for cat in spot of trouble’

‘Fauxy plan for cat in spot of trouble’ by Tony Carnie for The Mercury A textile factory in Pietermaritzburg has started trial runs to produce high-quality fake leopard skins as part of a conservation project that could involve members of the Shembe church as financial…

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‘Fauxy plan for cat in spot of trouble’ by Tony Carnie for The Mercury

‘Fauxy plan for cat in spot of trouble’ by Tony Carnie for The Mercury A textile factory in Pietermaritzburg has started trial runs to produce high-quality fake leopard skins as part of a conservation project that could involve members of the Shembe church as financial…

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Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project Featured on CNN Inside Africa

CNN Inside Africa recently visited Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project in South Africa’s Phinda Game Reserve to report on the project’s innovative leopard conservation work, the benefits of wild leopard populations to humans, the threats facing Africa’s dwindling leopard populations, and much more. Watch the program…

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To Skin a Cat Fundraiser – Mziki Share Block Corporate Golf Day

The Mziki Shareblock Corporate Golf Day will be taking place on the 5th of August at Royal Durban Golf Club with the aim of raising conservation funding for the To Skin a Cat project and a comprehensive research study into the hyena population within the…

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To Skin a Cat Fundraiser

An evening of live music, art, illustration and photography is taking place to raise funds for a documentary film working to save Africa’s leopards. The fundraiser, taking place at Durban’s Corner Cafe in Glenwood on Friday 3rd June, combines an exhibition with performances from Durban’s…

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Leopard pelt trader gets off scot-free.

Leopard pelt trader gets off scot-free by Fiona Macleod From the Mail & Guardian, Friday 11th February 2011. Conservationists are infuriated that a KwaZulu-Natal muti trader caught in possession of 150 leopard pelts has been let off the hook. Figures indicate that, at most, 450…

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All About Wildlife article on To Skin a Cat

Read this lovely article featured on All About Wildlife about Tristan Dickerson’s quest to produce a fake-fur and our film To Skin a Cat. Enjoy http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/african-widlife/biologist-enters-the-fashion-field-in-a-bid-to-save-wild-leopards/5270

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120% successful pledge of $6,000 to our Kickstarter Campaign

We are happy to announce that our Kickstarter campaign was successful and we have the funds we need to begin our initial campaign to begin making To Skin a Cat, the documentary addressing the loss of leopard populations to an illegal skin trade. Thank you…

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‘Traditional church has to be won over to save leopards’ by JP du Plessis

Here’s an online article on Eyewitness News on our film and the topic at hand which included interviews on 702 and Cape Talk this morning: Local leopard researchers on Thursday said they needed to win over Shembe Church leaders if they hoped to protect Southern…

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