Retrieve and re-deploy the listening stations behind Dyer Island.

Retrieve and re-deploy the listening stations behind Dyer Island. December 8, 2016 Brenda du Toit Monday the 8th of December, as Kleinbaai harbor is bustling with busy with holiday makers, our biologists and volunteers launched the DICT research boat Lwazi in order to retrieve and re-deploy the listening stations behind Dyer Island. We had been waiting for a clear weather gap [...]

Schools Donate to The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary

Schools Donate to The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary November 28, 2016 Pinkey Ngewu OKKIE SMUTS PRIMARY SCHOOL PENGUIN DONATION DICT 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 [...]

Marine Month Competition

Marine Month Competition November 01, 2016 Pinkey Ngewu THINK BLUE - THINK OCEANS - THINK MARINE BIG 5 Dyer 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! [...]

MARINE EVENING WITH GIBBS KUGURU – HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND GENETICS

MARINE EVENING WITH GIBBS KUGURU - HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND GENETICS September 26, 2016 Brenda du Toit Passionate conservationist and accomplished speaker, Gibbs Kuguru was the recent speaker at the Marine Dynamics marine evening on the 27th September. Gibbs Kuguru is a final year candidate for his MSc in Genetics from Stellenbosch University. His research is primarily focused on the smooth hammerhead sharks [...]

DICT Environmental Education Programme Camp

DICT Environmental Education Programme Camp October 11, 2016Pinkey Ngewu The 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 [...]

Whale Festival 2016

Whale Festival 2016 October 04, 2016 Anwynn Louw The 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. [...]

MARINE DYNAMICS TAKES CONSERVATION AWARD

MARINE DYNAMICS TAKES CONSERVATION AWARD April 21, 2015 by dyertrust Our Tourism Partners - Judges' reasons for winning: "Marine Dynamics provide very high quality shark cage diving experiences. They operate in a sector where there is rightly a lot of criticism of current practice. Marine Dynamics are industry leaders, a commercial operation which operates to the highest conservation standards, where every [...]

Tagging success!

Tagging success! August 06, 2015 by dyertrust Alison Towner DICT Marine Biologist It is now peak winter season here in the Western Cape. At this time of year we tend to get extreme cold fronts interspersed by one or two windless days followed by another cold front! On the morning of Tuesday 28th July, a 3m swell with very little wind [...]

Arbor Week 2016 – Trees For Life

Arbor Week 2016 - Trees For Life September 13, 2016 Brenda du Toit The Dyer Island Conservation Trust Environmental Education Programme (DEEP) went tree planting in the Franskraal Milkwood Forest for Arbor Day. Benjamin Kondokter of the Overstrand Municipality arranged the four white milkwood (Sideroxylon inerme) trees which were planted by the group.  The milkwood is a protected tree in South [...]