2019 March for the Penguins

Over 200 people walked, waddled or ran in the annual March for the Penguins held at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) in Gansbaai. The 5km fun walk arranged by the Dyer Island Conservation Trust has become a highlight on the calendar for locals and visitors to Gansbaai. The event creates awareness about the endangered status of the African penguin [...]

DEEP Roughing It Out

Four of our Dyer Island Conservation Trust Environmental Education Programme (DEEP) alumni students were selected to join the children’s reality series Roughing It Out (SABC 2). In the series, contestants are removed from the comfort of urban living and immersed into nature.  A series of adrenalin-fuelled eco-challenges test their mental and physical skills. Dyer Island Conservation Trust educator Pinkey Ngewu, took [...]

Storm water stencils and statistics in Gansbaai

Efforts to stem the tide of marine pollution are taking place in Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa. The Overstrand Municipality is working in partnership with Marine Dynamics and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust to prevent waste from reaching the ocean. Councillor Riana de Coning and Overstrand Municipality Gansbaai Manager Francois Myburgh met with the Trust representatives Pinkey Ngewu and Brenda du [...]

Taurus Cape Kelp donates to DEEP

Taurus Cape Kelp is committed to helping the local community, through job creation as well as financial support of several local schools and initiatives. It was with this in mind that Taurus donated R10 000 to the Dyer Island Conservation Trust’s Environmental Education Programme (known as DEEP). Led by Trust educator Pinkey Ngewu, the programme is focused on learners in Masakhane, with [...]

Marine Month Competition Winners 2019

In its fourth year, the Marine Month competition run by the Dyer Island Conservation Trust with eco-tourism partners Marine Dynamics & Dyer Island Cruises, and with the support of conservation partners, the Overstrand Municipality, Birdlife Overberg and the Department of Environmental Affairs, Fisheries and Forestry (DEFF), reached 28 schools in the Overstrand area. This campaign, held every October, aims to raise [...]

Marine Evening: Clean Marine

Clean Marine October’s marine evening was a colourful mixture of different topics and speakers. Brenda du Toit, of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, provided insight about how marine debris occurs and its consequences such as entanglement or death of marine life found in the area. Brenda emphasised that it is up to everyone to make a difference. In the course of [...]

Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium 2019

SA Shark & Ray Symposium The DICT, Shark biologists Alison Towner, Ralph Watson, and Toby Rogers attended the Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium hosted by the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town 7-10th October. Alison presented one of her PhD chapters on the ecological changes post-Orca predation of white sharks in Gansbaai. This was the fifth symposium Alison has attended. The [...]

10 Years of Environmental Education at the Hermanus Whale Festival

The eco tent at the Hermanus Whale Festival was a real winner this year with many interested visitors. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust/Marine Dynamics team was there, for their tenth year, and had excellent engagement with children and adults alike. “The displays encourage children to understand our marine species and how scientists study them. As such, we had some shark fin [...]

Oct 3rd, 2019|DICT|

DICT Reports & Scientific Publications

REPORTS Dyer Island Conservation Trust Decade of Achievement Report. DICT 2017 - 2019 Report   SHARKS Queiroz, N., Humphries, N.E., Couto, A., Vedor, M., da Costa, I., Sequeira, A.M.M., Mucientes, G., Santos, A.M., Abascal, F.J., Abercrombie, D.L., Abrantes, K., Acuña-Marrero, D., Afonso, A.S., Afonso, P., Anders, D., Araujo, G., Arauz, R., Bach, P., Barnett, A., Bernal, D., Berumen, M.L., Bessudo Lion, [...]

Sep 21st, 2019|DICT|