Blue Flag Beach Programme in partnership with DICT

Blue Flag Beach Programme in partnership with DICT November 15, 2011 by dyertrust The 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 [...]

Dec 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

DICT was recently awarded a grant by NLDTF

DICT was recently awarded a grant by NLDTF November 29, 2011 by dyertrust The 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 [...]

Dec 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

2011 International Coastal Cleanup

2011 International Coastal Cleanup November 15, 2011 by dyertrust Here 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 [...]

Dec 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Marine biologist, Alison Towner visits the U.K

Marine biologist, Alison Towner visits the U.K November 15, 2011 by dyertrust During 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 [...]

Dec 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Volunteer update

Volunteer update November 29, 2011 by dyertrust As 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 [...]

Dec 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|

ANIMALS IN NEED

ANIMALS IN NEED December 20, 2009 by dyertrust Whenever 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 [...]

Nov 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

PENGUINS RELEASED ON DYER ISLAND

PENGUINS RELEASED ON DYER ISLAND August 28, 2009 by dyertrust On 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 [...]

Nov 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

DICT Nominated by TICE Committee as their beneficiary

DICT Nominated by TICE Committee as their beneficiary December 10, 2009 by dyertrust Early November saw our supervisors,The DICT 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 [...]

Oct 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|

ISA CARSTENS FUNDRAISING DAY

ISA CARSTENS FUNDRAISING DAY November 16, 2009 by dyertrust The 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 [...]

Oct 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|

HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVAL

HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVAL October 02, 2009 by dyertrust This year at the Whale Festival we had an Enviro Marquee to celebrate the Marine Big 5Whales, sharks, dolphins, penguins and seals. Our icon was Wally the Whale who was a hit with the children. aclean (Sharklady) on the work of the Save our Seas Foundation.She shared the documentarySharks in Deep Troublewhich raises [...]

Oct 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|