FIRST BIRTHDAY FOR THE AFRICAN PENGUIN & SEABIRD SANCTUARY

March 04, 2016 by dyertrust

The opening of the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary – APSS on 26 February 2015 was a dream that came true for a group of people passionate about the conservation of marine birds in the Overstrand; and the first year of operation is a tribute to all the sponsors, visitors, volunteers and friends who believed in this dream.

With this support we achieved our goal of making a difference in the field of marine bird conservation.

Admittance of 114 African penguins
Successfully released 90% of the African penguins
44 marine birds received treatment at the sanctuary
Educated 11 250 visitors to APSS
Established a stranding network along the coastline to assist us with rescues and recoveries
An active player in the implementation of the African Penguin Biodiversity Management Plan working closely with CapeNature to achieve positive conservation outcomes for the Dyer Island area
None of this would be possible without your support.

So during our birthday month, we encourage a gift of R1000 – that’s the average cost of saving a penguin – and that is just direct costs of food and medication

#FastFacts:

Average cost per African penguin from admission to release: R1000.00
Average number of sardines consumed per African penguin during their stay: 419 sardines
Average length of stay: 41.9 days
Top reason for admission for adults: Oiling
Top reason for admission for chicks: Abandonment


SPREAD THE WORD VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
TWITTER: @apssZA / FACEBOOK: @APSSZA /

#EveryBirdCounts