Yearly Archives: 2016

African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary Penguin Release

SOUTHERNMOST RECORD OF A SICKLEFIN DEVIL RAYJanuary 29, 2016 by Alison Towner, DICT biologistOn Thursday the 21st January a dead stingray at the Blousloep in Franskraal was reported to the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. It had washed up the day before and a photograph was shown to Marine Dynamics manager Hennie Otto who immediately arranged a team to collect the 220kg [...]

Dec 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

An Expedition to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands

Marine Month Competition November 01, 2016 Pinkey NgewuTHINK BLUE - THINK OCEANS - THINK MARINE BIG 5Dyer Island Conservation Trust in partnership with CapeNature and the Overstrand Municipality ran a competition with the schools in the Overberg area, from Hawston to Gansbaai. October month was a national marine month. This competition ran in three different categories with exciting prizes!Categories:Colouring competition – [...]

Nov 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

An Expedition to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands

Marine Month Competition November 01, 2016 Pinkey NgewuTHINK BLUE - THINK OCEANS - THINK MARINE BIG 5Dyer Island Conservation Trust in partnership with CapeNature and the Overstrand Municipality ran a competition with the schools in the Overberg area, from Hawston to Gansbaai. October month was a national marine month. This competition ran in three different categories with exciting prizes!Categories:Colouring competition – [...]

Nov 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Schools Donate to The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary

DICT Environmental Education Programme CampOctober 11, 2016Pinkey NgewuThe Dyer Island Conservation Trust has always been involved with local school groups and earlier this year we launched project “DEEP” (DICT Environmental Education Programme). DEEP envisions that environment education should reach all children before the age of 12 years in order to ensure that the ethos of conservation and respect for nature will [...]

Nov 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Schools Donate to The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary

DICT Environmental Education Programme CampOctober 11, 2016Pinkey NgewuThe Dyer Island Conservation Trust has always been involved with local school groups and earlier this year we launched project “DEEP” (DICT Environmental Education Programme). DEEP envisions that environment education should reach all children before the age of 12 years in order to ensure that the ethos of conservation and respect for nature will [...]

Nov 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

DEEP BLUE YEAR END CELEBRATION

Chick Season at the Afican Penguin and Seabird SanctuaryNovember 16, 2016 Anwynn LouwIt’s that time of the year again. The APSS team in conjunction with CapeNature removed abandoned penguin chicks from Dyer Island. So, why take penguin chicks away from the island? Well each year the African penguin goes through a molting process, which takes place after the breeding season.Molting is [...]

Nov 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

DEEP BLUE YEAR END CELEBRATION

Chick Season at the Afican Penguin and Seabird SanctuaryNovember 16, 2016 Anwynn LouwIt’s that time of the year again. The APSS team in conjunction with CapeNature removed abandoned penguin chicks from Dyer Island. So, why take penguin chicks away from the island? Well each year the African penguin goes through a molting process, which takes place after the breeding season.Molting is [...]

Nov 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary Welcomes New Manager

Schools Donate to The African Penguin and Seabird SanctuaryNovember 28, 2016 Pinkey NgewuOKKIE SMUTS PRIMARY SCHOOL PENGUIN DONATIONDICT was once again invited by Okkie Smuts Primary school in Stanford to receive a donation on behalf of the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary - APSS. As part of the school’s social development programme, the principal and learners started a coin project to [...]

Nov 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary Welcomes New Manager

Schools Donate to The African Penguin and Seabird SanctuaryNovember 28, 2016 Pinkey NgewuOKKIE SMUTS PRIMARY SCHOOL PENGUIN DONATIONDICT was once again invited by Okkie Smuts Primary school in Stanford to receive a donation on behalf of the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary - APSS. As part of the school’s social development programme, the principal and learners started a coin project to [...]

Nov 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Chick Season at the Afican Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary

Whale Festival 2016October 04, 2016 Anwynn LouwThe Hermanus whale festival started 25 years ago. Residents and visitors from all over the world visit the coastal town of Hermanus to see the Southern Right whales and other marine wildlife. This festival focuses on ocean-themed activities, exhibitions and fun for all ages. It is the only eco-marine festival in South Africa.Dyer Island Conservation [...]

Nov 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|