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.
None of this would be possible without your support.
- Admittance of 114 African penguins
- Successfully released 90% of the African penguins
- 44 marine birds received treatment at the sanctuary
- Educated 11250 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
So during our birthday month, we encourage a gift of R1000 thats the average cost of saving a penguin and that is just direct costs of food and medication
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- 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
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