Yearly Archives: 2011

The Ripple Effect supports Great White Shark Research

The Ripple Effect supports Great White Shark ResearchNovember 15, 2011 by dyertrustThe Ripple Effect runs on a simple idea that you can make a difference by doing what you love. Started by Simon Borchert and Toni Enderli, they lead a group of passionate swimmers by arranging various events. On the 22nd October, they hosted the only organised 10km swim in South [...]

Nov 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Marine biologist, Alison Towner visits the U.K

Marine biologist, Alison Towner visits the U.KNovember 15, 2011 by dyertrustDuring the last two weeks of October, I was lucky enough to visit the UK, courtesy of Marine Dynamics and The Dyer Island Conservation Trust. My aim, as with previous years, was to promote shark diving and South Africa as a destination to the British diving community at the Dive show [...]

Nov 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) supports DICT

The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) supports DICTNovember 15, 2011 by dyertrustDICT was recently awarded a grant of R562 500 (Five hundred and sixty two thousand five hundred rand) from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF). The funding has been granted to help with operational costs including salaries and web administration; support great white shark research; the development and [...]

Nov 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

2011 International Coastal Cleanup

2011 International Coastal CleanupNovember 15, 2011 by dyertrustHere are the results of the South African 2011 International Coastal Cleanup (click on picture to download results). We have seen growth in numbers and our impact and it is only thanks to people wanting to make a difference. Marine debris serves as the scream of a social problem of littering and not caring. [...]

Nov 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

August is a busy month with our volunteers and interns

August is a busy month with our volunteers and interns September 18, 2011 by dyertrust August was a great month for the volunteers and interns. We had loads of sea time and little time on land. Sharon and Stephen from the UK, was our first married couple to join our programme. They were a real asset to our programme and always [...]

Sep 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|

BEACHED DECEASED WHALE AT ROMANS BAY

WHALE FESTIVAL 24-27 SEPTEMBERSeptember 23, 2009 by dyertrustDICTwill be at the Whale Festival 24-27 September in Hermanus, at the Enviro Expo marquee on the lawn in front of the Village Square Waterfront Piazza.Fascinating talks on the Marine Big 5 will be held on the Saturday and SundayToreadmore& see the scheduled programme go to.Gansbaai,Western Cape,South Africa15th-18thApril 2009The 2ndInternational African Penguin Conference, organized [...]

Aug 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

MARINE BIG 5 CONSERVATION MARQUEE AT HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVAL

ABSA DONATES MATERIAL TO NOLWANDLE CRAFTSSeptember 16, 2009 by dyertrustABSA Gansbaai handed over a generous donation.The Nolwandle Crafts Project was established by theThe whales migrate from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic region to the South African coastline for their annual breeding/calving season. Whale activity should soon start picking up in the next month or so with the appearance of mating [...]

Aug 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

WHALE STRANDING AT ROMANSBAAI

WHALE STRANDING AT ROMANSBAAI September 15, 2009 by dyertrust A false killer whale was found deceased on Monday 1 June 2009 stranded at a beach in Romansbaai in the Western Cape. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust was alerted of the stranding and arrived at the scene to photograph the animal and to take vital measurements and samples to be analysed by [...]

Aug 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST HONOURED FOR WORK AT BOULDERS

DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST HONOURED FOR WORK AT BOULDERS September 12, 2009 by dyertrust IKapa Honourary Rangers hand over 200 penguin nests On 3 March 2009, the iKapa Honourary Rangers handed over 200 artificial penguin nests, specially designed by the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT), to the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) in an attempt to boost the Boulders Beach African [...]

Aug 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|

AFRICAN PENGUIN AMBASSADORS IN ZOOS AND AQUARIA

AFRICAN PENGUIN AMBASSADORS IN ZOOS AND AQUARIA December 19, 2008 by dyertrust The 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 [...]

Aug 24th, 2011|Uncategorized|