Yearly Archives: 2009

DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST MAKES DONATION TO PENGUINS-EASTERN CAPE

DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST MAKES DONATION TO PENGUINS-EASTERN CAPEDecember 30, 2009 by dyertrustOn the 26th November 2008, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT), made a donation of R10 000 toPenguins-Eastern Cape (PEC), a marine bird rehabilitation centre situated in Cape St. Francis. The centre is dedicated to mitigating the human impact on marine birds and mammals through emergency response and rescue, [...]

Dec 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

ISA CARSTENS HEALTH AND SKIN CARE ACADEMY ADOPTS FACES OF NEED AS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECT

ISA CARSTENS HEALTH AND SKIN CARE ACADEMY ADOPTS FACES OF NEED AS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECTDecember 22, 2009 by dyertrustTheIsa Carstens Health and Skin Care Academyin Stellenbosch, one of South Africa's leaders in the highly specialised field of health and skin care therapy, has adopted the Dyer Island Conservation Trust's African Penguin Housing Project as their Social Responsibility project. Under the guidance [...]

Dec 22nd, 2009|Uncategorized|

ANIMALS IN NEED

ANIMALS IN NEEDDecember 20, 2009 by dyertrustWhenever an animal in need, whether bird or mammal, is found in the greater Dyer Island area at sea or on land, Wilfred Chivell of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust is called in. Animals are collected and are cared for, where after expert help is sought if needed.Over time, we have established ourselves as the [...]

Dec 20th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Observations and wound healings

Observations and wound healingsDecember 10, 2009 by dyertrustby DICTs Marine Biologist Alison TownerEarly November saw our supervisors,Prof. Les Underhilland Dr Malcolm Smale here for a weekend to go over the projects finer aspects and planning. Malcolms expertise in the project is extremely beneficial and he was full of ideas as to how, why, when, and what else we should look at [...]

Dec 10th, 2009|Uncategorized|

TRAVEL INDUSTRY CHARITY EVENT TICE

TRAVEL INDUSTRY CHARITY EVENT TICENovember 17, 2009 by dyertrustDICT was incredibly grateful to the TICE committee for nominating the Trust as one of three beneficiaries at their annual charity event. The evening was a black tie affair at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the tourism industry was out in force.The other charities nominated includedWARMTH War against Malnutrition, Tuberculosis and [...]

Nov 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

ISA CARSTENS FUNDRAISING DAY

ISA CARSTENS FUNDRAISING DAYNovember 16, 2009 by dyertrustThe Isa Carstens Health and Skin Care Academy in Stellenbosch, is a valued supporter of the Dyer Island Conservation Trusts African Penguin Housing Project as their Social Responsibility project. The schools uniform is black and white and this has led to the students being labelled penguins. Every year, the students of the school have [...]

Nov 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

MARINE MONTH

MARINE MONTHOctober 30, 2009 by dyertrustOctober has been declared Marine Month and Monday 19th October was a beautiful day for a coastal clean up. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) with the assistance of a very enthusiastic Grade 6 class from Blompark Primary, led by Mr Dreyer, did just that.DICT was given yellow garbage bags and data cards from the Ocean [...]

Oct 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

DONATION FROM AFRICAN DESTINATIONS

DONATION FROM AFRICAN DESTINATIONSOctober 29, 2009 by dyertrustThe Trust is very grateful to members of Virtuoso African Destinations who generously donated R10 000 for dedicated use in whale disentanglements. Wilfred Chivell has been involved in numerous whale disentanglements and officially belongs to the South African Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN)apartnership withMarine & Coastal Management. Using specifically designed tools and following safety protocols, [...]

Oct 29th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Launch of our research boat

Launch of our research boatOctober 19, 2009 by dyertrustby DICTs Marine Biologist Alison TownerHello to all the shark supporters and welcome to the first blog for the DICT white shark research program. We are so excited to finally have contact with all of those who have donated towards our shark project and aim to keep you fully informed on a monthly [...]

Oct 19th, 2009|Uncategorized|

WESTERN CAPE DIE VOORTREKKERS GRADE 7 BUY A PENGUIN HOME

WESTERN CAPE DIE VOORTREKKERS GRADE 7 BUY A PENGUIN HOMEOctober 03, 2009 by dyertrustOn Wednesday, 30 September, we took a drive to Bettys Bay to meet with the Grade7 students ofDie Voortrekker. Every year that grade gets together to learn more about the African Penguin, and together they bought a very important piece of real estate: an African Penguin house on [...]

Oct 3rd, 2009|Uncategorized|