Yearly Archives: 2020

What To Do If You Find A Stranded African Penguin

In the third part of our student projects from Global Leadership Adventures, we touch on the topic of stranded penguins. These projects are designed to see how the students interpret the information and teach them new skills. Dyer Island Conservation Trust / Marine Dynamics are part of the Overberg Stranding Network and in Gansbaai are often the first port of call [...]

Sharks And Penguins At Generation School

The Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) was invited to speak to the younger students (age 6 to 9) at Generation School in Hermanus. Gerhard van der Merwe, a long term volunteer at DICT’s key project, the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, arranged the talk and sponsored some penguin pendants for each child. Gerhard, together with Trust representative, Brenda Walters, taught the [...]

Marine Pollution Impacts Marine Wildlife

In the second part of our student projects from Global Leadership Adventures, we touch on the topic of marine pollution. The team of Dyer Island Conservation Trust / Marine Dynamics have a few projects aimed at addressing marine pollution. Our fishing line bin project has been in place since 2010 and stretches along the South African coastline. In 2019, we started [...]

Marine Dynamics / Dyer Island Conservation Trust Partner With Global Leadership Adventures Inspiring And Educating Students Online On Marine Conservation

Students from various states in America signed up for the online course offered by Global Leadership Adventures. With Covid-19 preventing the Marine Dynamics Academy from learning and working with students onsite, this was the first time the team of marine biologists took the work online and overall, the course was ranked very highly. Global Leadership Adventures conducts leadership programs with a [...]

Green Turtle Dissection

In July 2020, a deceased green turtle (Chelonia mydas) washed up in the Gansbaai area, near the Die Gruis. CEO of Marine Dynamics, Wilfred Chivell, together with Hennie Otto collected the animal. A team from the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation together with biologists from Marine Dynamics and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust dissected it in order to determine the cause [...]

Endangered African penguin under surveillance

A conservation partnership between Hikvision and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) is bringing the African penguins to the people. In the first phase of the project new HikVison surveillance cameras will be installed at the African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, a project of the DICT. This will allow the public to view the feeding and rehabilitation process as well as [...]

World Environmental Day 2020

World Environment Day is a day that has been recognized globally on the 5th of June since 1974 with the aim to increase awareness and encourage action for environmental issues. Each year the day is formed around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental issue. The theme for 2020 is “Celebrate Biodiversity” and calls for appreciation but [...]

Jul 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Project STORM Net Development

“There is nothing better than receiving a call from someone that wants to help further the conservation efforts of our work,” says Brenda Walters of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT). That call came in the form of Mike Campbell from Industrial Netting in Sandton. Having seen the storm drain catchment net project started in June 2019 in Gansbaai, Mike saw [...]

World Penguin Day

It is practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry – Joe Moore This #WorldPenguinDay, is different. Today we convey a message from the penguins to the people. Today we will be there for you, we will provide you with some comic relief, we will try to make you smile, we will post some of our comic antics and [...]

Apr 25th, 2020|APSS|