November 24, 2015 by dyertrust
Its going to be a MADChristmas this year!
Yes, it is that time of the year again. Unbelievable, we know. This year the Dyer Island Conservation Trust launches the #MADChristmas innitiative.
Christmas is a time to open our hearts and share love and happiness; many people do this through the act of giving gifts. This year we want to Make A Difference by giving our supporters and friends of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust the opportunity to give a gift that keeps on giving.
So how can you get MAD?
The Dyer Island Conservation Trust offers four different ways to give that special gift this festive season.
- SAVE the endangered penguinThe African penguin is classified as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and through this project we aim to rehabilitate and release injured, distressed and oiled seabirds at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary and to reverse their population decline on this island. Donate here
- Shark ResearchThe Dyer Island Conservation together with our tourism partner Marine Dynamics shark tours developed a project to acoustically tag and track sharks. The Overstrand area has been established as a hotspot for the oceans most critical and threatened apex predator. We have produced the nations first population estimate and can greatly influence national and international protective measures. Acoustic tagging and tracking and years of boat based observational data have helped build a better understanding of great white shark behaviour with crucial scientific papers published. Our studies have also helped in the understanding of predatory interactions and new insights into their behaviour are being revealed. Donate here
- Fishing Line BinsMonofilament fishing line, line used for shore based and small boat based angling, is non-biodegradable entering in the marine environment where it entangles wildlife, is mistakenly ingested by birds and animals, resulting in injury or death, and is also hazardous to boaters and swimmers. The Fishing Line Bin project aims to reduce the severe environmental damage caused by discarded fishing line on our coastline with specially designed disposal bins where anglers will be encouraged to recycle or dispose of their used fishing line. The Overstrand Municipality is a partner of the DICT with this project providing much needed logistical, monitoring and management of the project along the Overstrand Coastline. Donate here
- Rescue and RehabilitationA continuous stream of seabirds, especially penguins, are found injured, oiled or sick on Dyer Island and the adjacent coastline. The average cost of rescuing a seabird is R1000.00, but every contribution helps. We have also successfully helped stranded whales/dolphins/seals and assist wherever we can. The Rescue and Rehabilitation option gives you the choice to truly go MAD! Donate here
So, be part of the 2015 Silly Season and make it count give a gift that special gift that gives back to planet. You will also receive a certificate of sponsorship, updates and newsletters. Remember to use #MADChristmas
as your reference.
Dyer Island Conservation Trust is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (930032314) in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 and donations to the organisation are exempt from donations tax in terms of section 56(1)(h) of the Act.
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