Endangered Species Day 2022

The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the dangers that threaten the survival of many animals around the world. Therefore, it is a fantastic time to explore and investigate endangered animals of the Greater Dyer Island ecosystem with our DEEP students. This is what the students had to say about endangered animals: “When a species is defined as [...]

March For The Penguins 2022

It was African penguin love all round at the March for the Penguins fun walk. The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS), a project of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, was invited by Lomond Wine Estate to host their annual 5km fun walk at the venue. CEO of the Trust, Wilfred Chivell, says “We are grateful to the team at Lomond [...]

Geology “Rocks” – Geotrail in Gansbaai

A newly developed Geotrail based at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) in Gansbaai, is a learning adventure which takes the observer from the very beginning of our planet, right up to the present day. It is a wondrous 4.6-billion-year tale of fact, woven around the geology, the rocks of our home, the evolution of life, mass extinctions, and the [...]

Foundation For The Future – Environmental Education

“I would like to join your group because it is inspiring and educating us about how to look after the animals of the sea. I think joining your group will make me see the world in a different way.” “I want to learn from you and the group about nature and learn to work with other people. I want to teach [...]

Seventy Endangered African Penguins Released Back on Dyer Island

The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary are returning 70 African penguins to their home on Dyer Island today (28 Dec 2021). A total of 202 chicks were removed between October and November and hand-raised at the African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (APSS), a project of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. The removal of compromised and orphaned chicks is one of the [...]

PLEA FOR OUR ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS

We need your support. The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary has admitted a large number of young African penguins from Dyer Island. The outbreak of Avian Influenza amongst wild seabirds in the Western Cape has seen an estimated 21172 dead birds with 13195 birds dying on Dyer Island off Gansbaai. The Cape Cormorant remains most affected with 20558 dead Cape Cormorants [...]

CapeNature and Dyer Island Conservation Trust – partnership yields conservation benefits in the Overberg region

The African penguin is on the brink of possible extinction in the wild within the next decade. Partnerships are vital in the ongoing effort to stabilise the African penguin population numbers. This is one of the reasons that African penguins are at the heart of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that exists between CapeNature, the custodian of the Western Cape’s natural [...]

Nov 12th, 2021|APSS, DICT|

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 [...]