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10 Years of Environmental Education at the Hermanus Whale Festival

The eco tent at the Hermanus Whale Festival was a real winner this year with many interested visitors. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust/Marine Dynamics team was there, for their tenth year, and had excellent engagement with children and adults alike. “The displays encourage children to understand our marine species and how scientists study them. As such, we had some shark fin [...]

Oct 3rd, 2019|DICT|

International Coastal Clean-up Day 21 September 2019

  International Coastal Clean Up Day is a global movement started over 30 years ago by the Ocean Conservancy with communities rallying together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering the coastline. This year's theme is: Harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) and the Overstrand Municipality arranged a clean-up at Danger Point. Each area [...]

Sep 21st, 2019|DICT|

MARINE EVENING: THE SOCIAL NETWORK OF SPERM WHALES

  August 24, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust In what was one of the best-attended marine evenings, with local and international guests, speaker and marine biologist Miranda van der Linde, blew everyone away with her talk on the Social Network of Sperm Whales. Miranda has been studying sperm whales in the Azores archipelago for 9 years and is a guest guide [...]

Aug 25th, 2019|DICT|

MARINE POLLUTION ROADSHOW

August 20, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust joined John Kieser from Plastics ǀ SA on his trip to hand out materials required for the International Coastal Clean Up. International Coastal Clean Up Day is on the 21st September and various organisations around the world participate. This is in fact John’s 25th clean up that he has [...]

Aug 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

GLOBAL SPATIAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF SHARKS UNDER THE FOOTPRINT OF FISHERIES

July 25, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust’s shark biologists Alison Towner and Oliver Jewell are co-authors on a ground-breaking new study published in the science journal Nature. The work confirms that sharks have very limited spatial refuge from industrial longline fisheries in open oceans, worldwide. This is one of the most substantial collaborative datasets between shark [...]

Jul 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

NEWSPAPERS HAVE A SECOND LIFE – FUN WITH SILWERJARE ON MANDELA DAY 2019

July 18, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust believes that every day is Mandela Day, but still, the team thought it a good idea to share some tea and cake with some special guests. The Trust’s key project, the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, started making bags of newspaper a few years ago, but they needed an [...]

Jul 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

CRESTAQUARIUM GIVES BACK

July 17, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Cresta Shopping Centre has brought the Dyer Island Conservation Trust on board to help drive education about marine conservation. Our Trust Manager and educator, Pinky Ngewu, attended the opening event and had the opportunity to tell guests about the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, “We work in the protection of all marine species. Our founder’s [...]

Jul 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

HOTSPOTS2C IS TRAVELLING WITH PURPOSE

July 08, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Hotspots2C has for many years been a valuable tourism partner of Marine Dynamics. It is through this association that Hotspots2C began supporting the penguin nest project of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. This nest project has been operation since the inception of the Trust in 2006. The nests or penguin homes are addressing the [...]

Jul 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|