African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary: First 5km Fun Run!

African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary: First 5km Fun Run! December 21, 2017 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Ready, set, go! And the walkers and runners, dogs too, were off on the first 5km fun walk/run in aid of the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) Based in Gansbaai, the APSS is a critical seabird rehabilitation facility with a special focus on the [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Volkswagen and Dyer Island Conservation Trust turn on the lights of Joburg’s first Lighthouse

PRESS RELEASE: Volkswagen and Dyer Island Conservation Trust turn on the lights of Joburg’s first Lighthouse December 04, 2017 To create awareness for the conservation efforts of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, Volkswagen brought the ocean to Joburg and created the Dyer Island Inland Lighthouse – Joburg’s first lighthouse. While lighthouses traditionally face out to sea, warning sailors of approaching land, [...]

Marine Month Competition Winners 2017

Marine Month Competition Winners 2017 November 20, 2017 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Marine Dynamics & Dyer Island Cruises together with their environmental project, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, and with the support of conservation partner, the Overstrand Municipality, held a competition with the schools in the Cape Whale Coast area - from Kleinmond to Gansbaai - to celebrate national marine month. [...]

NURDLE ALERT!

NURDLE ALERT! November 06, 2017 Dyer Island Conservation Trust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust, Overstrand Municipality and South African Shark Conservancy are working on a project to collect nurdles in the Overstrand area as part of a larger study to investigate the distribution and movement of nurdles along the entire South African coast following a disastrous spill in the Durban Harbour. [...]

DICT Celebrates African Penguin Awareness Day

DICT Celebrates African Penguin Awareness Day October 15, 2017 Dyer ISland Conservation Trust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust team embraced African Penguin Awareness Day with education, a penguin release and a fun concert by DICT’s environmental education group. Pinkey Ngewu and Mervin Visagie visited the local Gansbaai primary schools where they enlightened students about the plight of this endangered species by [...]

DEEP Goes Camping!

DEEP Goes Camping! October 09, 2017 Dyer Island Conservation Trust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust works with dedicated learners from Masakhane Primary school and runs for three years to monitor and evaluate their progress and impact Environmental Education can do to young kids. At the end of each year learners from the first and second year go on an educational camp. [...]

DICT DOES ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AT THE HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVAL 2017

DICT DOES ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AT THE HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVAL 2017 October 02, 2017 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Since 2009 the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) has been part of the eco marine tent and this year the team once again played a critical role in educating festival goers about whales, sharks and the endangered African penguin. The Trust’s corporate sponsor, Volkswagen [...]

Gansbaai: International Coastal Clean-up Day

Gansbaai: International Coastal Clean-up Day September 18, 2017 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Annually, the world unites in a coastal clean-up initiative. Data collected from this day feeds into a national and international database with Ocean Conservancy who started this global action. This year the Dyer Island Conservation Trust partnered with Volkswagen, Marine Dynamics and Overstrand Municipality in support of International Coastal [...]

Launch Of ‘NICOLE’ – The True Story of a White Shark’s Journey

THE TRUE STORY OF A WHITE SHARK'S JOURNEY August 28, 2017 dyerisland There was a festive atmosphere at the Marine Dynamics / Penguin Random House launch of “Nicole” by author Richard Peirce. “Nicole” tells the story of the iconic great white shark that swam 22000kms from South Africa to Australia and back in less than nine months. The book also highlights [...]

Posing for Penguins

Posing for Penguins August 09, 2017 Brenda du Toit There was preening and fluffing of feathers, not at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS), but for the ten winners of the Pose for Penguins makeover. This fundraising initiative for APSS was the brainchild of Nicolene Richards and Karin Franken and in just a couple of weeks raised an incredible R10 200 [...]