Step It Up This Recycle Week

Step It Up This Recycle Week' is the theme for 2021. Recycle Week (13-18 Sep) is an annual event designed to celebrate and promote the benefits of recycling. This event on the environmental calendar highlights opportunities where we can implement positive changes that will help protect our planet. Recycle Week advertising campaigns encourages the recycling of products and packaging, so that [...]

Africa’s first-ever Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Day ignites global movement to protect the oceans

The Dyer Island Conservation Trust was honoured to be part of the alliance arranging the first every Marine Protected Areas Day on the 1st August, and took part in a live webinar from the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, and then a fun and educational twitter chat. See below the official press release for how MPA Day went, and you can [...]

6th Birthday celebration – a waddle back in time

It is our birthday, like all six year olds we would be delighted to receive some gifts. Waddle back through time with us to understand why every penguin counts Don’t follow your dreams, chase them The project started on the pages of the little black notebook bearing the dreams of Wilfred Chivell, the founder of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. It [...]

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Unboxed – an African penguin release in a New Year

We are all entering the year 2021 with a large amount of apprehension and anxiety. To counter these “symptoms” the African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) issued a perky penguin prescription filled with a good dose of joy and hope on the first day of 2021. Fourteen African penguin fledglings and four adult penguins were returned to the wild after spending [...]

March For The Penguins – Virtual And Global

The year 2020 has zoomed in and virtually changed our world. With due concern for the coronavirus pandemic, the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary’s fourth annual 5km March for the Penguins will now be VIRTUAL. Be part of the movement - 21 December 2020 to 5 January 2021 How to join the March Register on our March for the Penguins, RaceOne [...]

Sub-Antarctic Fur Seals Head Home

The Dyer Island Conservation Trust team had a rather unusual, and noisy, guest these past few months. There are occasional strandings of sub-Antarctic fur seals and one was reported as coming ashore in Cape Agulhas. The seal was under weight and had a long gash on the shoulder. Xolani Lawo and Trudi Malan of the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary responded [...]