Yearly Archives: 2008

COLLECTION OF SEAL SCAT ON GEYSER ROCK

COLLECTION OF SEAL SCAT ON GEYSER ROCKDecember 31, 2008 by dyertrustOn the 31st October 2008, Steve Kirkman (of Marine and Coastal Management) and Wilfred Chivell (founder of DICT) visited Geyser Rock to collect seal scat samples for an ongoing diet monitoring study. Collecting the scats found on the surface of the colony is preferable to shooting seals or immobilizing them and [...]

Dec 31st, 2008|Uncategorized|

AFRICAN PENGUIN AMBASSADORS IN ZOOS AND AQUARIA

AFRICAN PENGUIN AMBASSADORS IN ZOOS AND AQUARIADecember 19, 2008 by dyertrustThe 25th Annual Conference of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria was hosted by Antwerp Zoo in Belgium from the 16 to 20 September 2008. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust was invited to address the Penguin group on the wild African Penguins. Wilfred Chivell and Lauren Waller attended the meeting [...]

Dec 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|

NATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP WEEK CELEBRATED LOCALLY

NATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP WEEK CELEBRATED LOCALLYDecember 18, 2008 by dyertrust<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-588" title="" src="http://old.dict.org.za/blogs/2011/09/news_beachclean.jpg" alt="" width="280" height="210">The week of 15-19 September, National Coastal Clean-up Week, was celebrated in style, with big yellow garbage bags and matching rubber gloves, by the Dyer Island Conservation Trust and Mr Dreyer's Grade 6 Class from Blompark Primary. The 34 students of the class were [...]

Dec 18th, 2008|Uncategorized|

LOCAL GRADE 6 CLASS BUYS SOME REAL ESTATE

LOCAL GRADE 6 CLASS BUYS SOME REAL ESTATENovember 30, 2008 by dyertrustOn the 12th September 2008, the 43 students of Heidi Chivell's grade six class from Gansbaai Primary School made an investment that most school children don't even think about. The class pooled together money from their own pockets, by saving up coins and loose change, and together bought a very [...]

Nov 30th, 2008|Uncategorized|

FACES OF NEED SHARKS

FACES OF NEED SHARKSNovember 29, 2008 by dyertrustOne hundred million sharks are killed each year. Thats 100,000,000! and this huge statistic continues to grow worldwide now as you read this article. In fact, the majority of shark species now (of which over 100 live off the South African coastline) are over 90% in decline, and the worst thing is the one [...]

Nov 29th, 2008|Uncategorized|

DICT MAKES DONATION TO SOUTH AFRICAN SHARK CONSERVACY FOLLOWING STORM DAMAGE

DICT MAKES DONATION TO SOUTH AFRICAN SHARK CONSERVACY FOLLOWING STORM DAMAGENovember 27, 2008 by dyertrust<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-598" title="" src="http://old.dict.org.za/blogs/2011/09/news_fonsharkmeag.jpg" alt="" width="280" height="208">On the weekend of August 30th 2008, the Western Cape witnessed a massive cold front that saw high winds and extreme sea conditions which caused significant damage along the whole of the coastline. One of the victims of this [...]

Nov 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|

THE FIRST ANNUAL AFRICAN PENGUIN MEETING IN GANSBAAI

THE FIRST ANNUAL AFRICAN PENGUIN MEETING IN GANSBAAINovember 25, 2008 by dyertrustAfrican Penguins are the only penguin species that breed in Africa, and are found on offshore islands and a few land based colonies in Namibia and South Africa. Like many penguin species, the African Penguin population is in serious trouble with the breeding census figures released in 2006 documenting the [...]

Nov 25th, 2008|Uncategorized|