NATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP WEEK CELEBRATED LOCALLY

NATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP WEEK CELEBRATED LOCALLY December 18, 2008 by dyertrust 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 eager participants in performing a local [...]

Dec 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|

FACES OF NEED SHARKS

FACES OF NEED SHARKS November 29, 2008 by dyertrust One 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 [...]

Dec 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

THE FIRST ANNUAL AFRICAN PENGUIN MEETING IN GANSBAAI

THE FIRST ANNUAL AFRICAN PENGUIN MEETING IN GANSBAAI November 25, 2008 by dyertrust African 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 [...]

Dec 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

European Union proposes ban on shark finning

European Union proposes ban on shark finningNovember 29, 2011 by dyertrustThe European Commission presented draft legislation forbidding shark finning by all vessels fishing in EU waters, and all EU-registered vessels operating anywhere in the world.http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/21/us-eu-sharks-ban-idUSTRE7AK1C320111121The Trust supports the The Fin Trail initiative. The promo and more information can be viewed here - http://www.thefintrail.com 

Nov 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

DICT’s internship programme gets promoted in U.S.A

DICT's internship programme gets promoted in U.S.ANovember 29, 2011 by dyertrustDICT Marine Biologist and Intern coordinator Michelle Wcisel set sails for her homeland of the USA in September to promote the DICT's internship program. Michelle gave talks in Michigan and Florida to very enthusiastic students who have already started applying for internship positions for next winter. It was also a great [...]

Nov 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Volunteer update

Volunteer updateNovember 29, 2011 by dyertrustAs this year is almost to a close, we were very fortunate to have such wonderful volunteers and interns this year. From 18 year old gape year to 68 year old retired war veteran as well as soldiers and marines from the USA and Afghanistan to some that accidently stumbled onto our programme. Some were here [...]

Nov 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Effects of Smart Position Only (SPOT) Tag Deployment on White Sharks

Effects of Smart Position Only (SPOT) Tag Deployment on White SharksNovember 16, 2011 by dyertrust The Trust is very excited about the latest scientific publication from our research team. Entitled Effects of Smart Position Only (SPOT) Tag Deployment on White Sharks Carcharodon carcharias in South Africa, the article on SPOT tags on white sharks has gone to press and can be downloaded [...]

Nov 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|

VW partners with DICT

VW partners with DICTNovember 16, 2011 by dyertrustThe Trust is very excited to announce that Volkswagen South Africa has recently decided to sponsor our work, first by the sponsorship of two vehicles and by an intensive marketing campaign encouraging the public to support our various research and conservation projects.Volkswagens vision is to become a company with meaning and impact in terms [...]

Nov 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Blue Flag Beach Programme in partnership with DICT

Blue Flag Beach Programme in partnership with DICTNovember 15, 2011 by dyertrustThe Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) in association with Overstrand Municipality, Gansbaai Administration established the Fishing Line Recovery Program (FLRP) in 2010 along the Gansbaai shoreline, with specially designed disposal bins. This innovative project aims to reduce the severe environmental damage caused by discarded fishing line on our coastline. Monofilament [...]

Nov 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|