January 31, 2018 Dyer Island Conservation Trust

Pinkey Ngewu of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) was very excited to receive the FGASA Guide of the Year award at their recently held AGM. “The award was based on the years I have been with FGASA which is from 2006, the work I did at De Hoop Nature Reserve as an educator there running a holiday programme for children and the DICT’s Environmental Education Programme. It is a recognition for the difference I am making through education to a younger generation and it is a privilege to be recognised in this way,” said Pinkey who received a certificate and a monetary award.

Pinkey joined the Dyer Island Conservation Trust in October 2015 and assists with administration, fundraising, projects and education. Pinkey is a marine and nature guide with a diploma in Nature Conservation.

Pinkey’s nine years’ of experience in conservation and tourism makes her keenly aware of conservation needs and sustainability of our natural resources. Pinkey is also involved in the operations of FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) in the Western Cape and Namaqualand region as an Executive Coordinator. “Pinkey’s deep love for educating children and creating future conservation ambassadors is critical to the Trust’s objectives,” said DICT founder Wilfred Chivell.