Yearly Archives: 2012

Whale Shark stranding

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.DICT 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 [...]

Dec 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

MSc Zoology Graduation for Alison Towner

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 [...]

Dec 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

DICT Treks along with Trekking for Trash Team

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. [...]

Dec 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Cape Wagtails born at sea..

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 [...]

Dec 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Cape Wagtails born at sea..

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 [...]

Dec 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Gigantic calves and thinner mothers!

PENGUINS RELEASED ON DYER ISLANDAugust 28, 2009 by dyertrustOn 11 December 2008, after being hand reared at SANCCOB's seabird rehabilitation centre in Cape Town, a group of juvenile African penguins were released back into their home colony on Dyer Island after three months of intensive hand rearing and care.These penguins were rescued off the island by CapeNature officials and the Dyer [...]

Nov 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Interns help tag a great white shark

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 [...]

Nov 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Interns help tag a great white shark

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 [...]

Nov 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|