ROGUE HELICOPTER CAUSES HAVOC TO MARINE LIFE AT MERCURY ISLAND

April 29, 2010 by dyertrust

A blue, foreign-registered helicopter bearing the identification 5YBXE attempted to land on Mercury Island last Thursday (22 April 2010) along the southern coast of Namibia, and in the process destroyed hundreds of nests of our most endangered seabirds.

Following this manoeuvre, the helicopter landed on the beach across the bay in the Namib-Naukluft National Park near the Otavi wreck and disturbed the seal colony there.

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LUCKY BABY LOGGERHEAD TURTLE SAVED AFTER DRIFTING THOUSANDS OF KILOMETRES

April 28, 2010 by dyertrust

Marine biologistshave rescued a baby loggerhead turtle which was driven thousands of kilometers from its home in the warm waters of Mozambique around the tip of Africa and into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Weighing only a couple of grams and measuring less than 6 centimeters, it was dehydrated and weak when found in Kleinbaai, about 100 kilometers from Cape Town, after recent storms.

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SUPPORT EARTH DAY 2010

April 27, 2010 by dyertrust

Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.

Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day.Click hereto go to Earth Day's official website


DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

April 26, 2010 by dyertrust

TheDyer Island Conservation Trusthas been approved as a public benefit organisation in terms of Section 30 of the Income Tax Act and has been approved for purposes of section 18A(1)(a) of the Act. All donations to the organisation will be tax deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

To find our more, pleaseemail Brenda Walters


PREGNANT GULLY SHARKS FOUND

April 25, 2010 by dyertrust

See post by Michelle Wcizel, a researcher currently based in Walvis Bay but who will be joining our team later this month. Her studies focus on marine biology, animal behaviour and neurobiology This particular blog focuses on four spotted gully sharks found dead on the beach, one of which was pregnant with a litter of 8.Click here to read.


DRAMATIC WHALE RESCUE VIDEO

April 24, 2010 by dyertrust

DICT helps save an entangled whale....we now have the video loaded onto U-tube for you to view (Footage supplied by Fasttrax Marine).Click here to view.

Wilfred Chivell of the local disentanglement unit was called on Saturday 27 Juneby Jason Stafford of Ivanhoe Safaris in Gansbaai,to inform him of anentangled whale in Walker Bay close to the Kelders caves.

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