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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|

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 [...]

Seabirds – the canaries in the coal mine

  A canary in a coal mine is an advanced warning of some danger. The metaphor originates from the times when miners used to carry caged canaries while at work; if there was any methane or carbon monoxide in the mine, the canary would die before the levels of the gas reached those hazardous to humans. Death by plastic We are all aware of plastic pollution but, being confronted with [...]

Jun 22nd, 2019|APSS|

Where did all the penguins go?

We all know that Africa is not for “sissies” and the African Penguin is a perfect example of African tenaciousness.  The story of the African penguin is not a good story to tell. This iconic bird is on the brink of extinction. We have lost 99% of our African Penguin population through no fault of their own. Forced removals Guano (an [...]

Mar 5th, 2019|APSS|