PENGUIN CHICK RESCUE OPERATION
November 21, 2009 by dyertrust
On the 21stNovember,DICTwere able to accompanyCapeNaturetogether withMCMto rescue 93 African penguin chicks off Dyer Island. The parents go into moult and do not swim during this time therefore the chicks are no longer fed. This can be due to inexperience on the part of the breeding pair. With the declining numbers, not one penguin can risk being lost. The chicks are taken toSANCCOBwhere they are fed and strengthened then will be re-released on to Dyer Island to become part of the next breeding generation.
November 20, 2009 by dyertrust
The Trust is overwhelmed by the generosity of the members of Virtuoso African Destinations who have given us a second donation of R10 000 to support ourshark research project. We met Brenda James, Sales and Marketing Manager, of theTwelve Apostles Hotel and Spaat theTwo Oceans Aquariumwhere Rene Leeuwner had very kindly arranged for us to do the hand over.
BRITISH DIVE SHOW
November 19, 2009 by dyertrust
This year the British Dive Show was held inBirminghamand Alison Towner, our Marine Biologist fromMarine Dynamicsattended.Read more below.....
The British NEC Dive Show
TRAVEL INDUSTRY CHARITY EVENT TICE CHEQUE HANDOVER
November 18, 2009 by dyertrust
The TICE committee arranged an official cheque handover on the 16thNovember at Winchester Mansions.All three nominated organisations, DICT,WARMTHandThe Tourism Education Trustmet the TICE committee at the Winchester Mansions in Sea Point.
TRAVEL INDUSTRY CHARITY EVENT TICE
November 17, 2009 by dyertrust
DICT was incredibly grateful to the TICE committee for nominating the Trust as one of three beneficiaries at their annual charity event. The evening was a black tie affair at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the tourism industry was out in force.
The other charities nominated includedWARMTH War against Malnutrition, Tuberculosis and Hunger andThe Tourism Education trust. We all had an opportunity to present and DICT showed an audiovisual on the work we are involved with that affects the Marine Big 5 in the area penguins, whales, sharks, dolphins and seals.read more
ISA CARSTENS FUNDRAISING DAY
November 16, 2009 by dyertrust
The Isa Carstens Health and Skin Care Academy in Stellenbosch, is a valued supporter of the Dyer Island Conservation Trusts African Penguin Housing Project as their Social Responsibility project. The schools uniform is black and white and this has led to the students being labelled penguins. Every year, the students of the school have a penguin dress up to raise funds and awareness of theFaces of Need penguin housing project.
Much laughter was had on Friday 23rd September, as the judges, principal Hester Burger (dressed as a penguin), Marketing Officer, Cretienne Kotze, along with DICT, went to four different classrooms for a small show from each group. There was the penguin shuffle, some pop songs revamped into penguin songs, and the nest builders along with the grateful penguins. Seems there is some very impressive talent out there.read more
AERIAL SURVEY BEING DONE ON THE SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE
November 15, 2009 by dyertrust
The Dyer Island Conservation Trust works closely with the Mammal Research Institute in a number of ways sample and data collection when a whale or dolphin is beached; collection of whale faeces to better understand the feeding habits of the southern right whale; and any logistical support required in terms of research.
Every year, an aerial survey is done on the southern right whale and we host the team. Meredith Thornton from the Mammal Research Institute at The University of Pretoria has kindly shared some background to this survey.Click here to read more