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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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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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‘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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Care2.com Coverage

We were featured on Care2.com’s blog this weekend. Care2.com is a site dedicated to causes around the world with over 14,000,000 users. Read the full article, with over 170 comments.

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Sunday Times article – online version

If you missed out yesterdays article in the Sunday Times by Oliver Roberts on the issue at hand and our film To Skin a Cat, then here it is: A spot of bother Treading the line between culture and conservation is never easy – but…

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Sunday Times article on To Skin a Cat.

Don’t miss an article on Colwyn Thomas and Greg Lomas’s endeavours to produce their film To Skin a Cat in this weeks LifeStyle supplement of the Sunday Times in South Africa, written by Oliver Roberts.

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Leopard slaughter case on hold again – by Tony Carnie (inl)

A man linked to the slaughter of more than 140 leopards may yet face his destiny with the criminal justice system before Christmas – nearly one-and-a-half years after he was brought to court. Mlungu Ngubane, from the Jozini district of northern KwaZulu-Natal, made his initial…

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"I wish you every success in your campaign to save the leopard from extinction and admire the way you are going about it. With the right approach that you are showing, success for both the leopard and the Shembe people/church will come." - Carmen Calleja