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MARINE POLLUTION ROADSHOW

August 20, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust joined John Kieser from Plastics ǀ SA on his trip to hand out materials required for the International Coastal Clean Up. International Coastal Clean Up Day is on the 21st September and various organisations around the world participate. This is in fact John’s 25th clean up that he has [...]

GLOBAL SPATIAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF SHARKS UNDER THE FOOTPRINT OF FISHERIES

July 25, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust’s shark biologists Alison Towner and Oliver Jewell are co-authors on a ground-breaking new study published in the science journal Nature. The work confirms that sharks have very limited spatial refuge from industrial longline fisheries in open oceans, worldwide. This is one of the most substantial collaborative datasets between shark [...]

NEWSPAPERS HAVE A SECOND LIFE – FUN WITH SILWERJARE ON MANDELA DAY 2019

July 18, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust The Dyer Island Conservation Trust believes that every day is Mandela Day, but still, the team thought it a good idea to share some tea and cake with some special guests. The Trust’s key project, the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, started making bags of newspaper a few years ago, but they needed an [...]

Jul 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

CRESTAQUARIUM GIVES BACK

July 17, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Cresta Shopping Centre has brought the Dyer Island Conservation Trust on board to help drive education about marine conservation. Our Trust Manager and educator, Pinky Ngewu, attended the opening event and had the opportunity to tell guests about the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, “We work in the protection of all marine species. Our founder’s [...]

Jul 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

HOTSPOTS2C IS TRAVELLING WITH PURPOSE

July 08, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Hotspots2C has for many years been a valuable tourism partner of Marine Dynamics. It is through this association that Hotspots2C began supporting the penguin nest project of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. This nest project has been operation since the inception of the Trust in 2006. The nests or penguin homes are addressing the [...]

Jul 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

STORM WATER DRAIN NET PLACED IN GANSBAAI, MINIMISING MARINE POLLUTION

July 05, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust Inspired by a project in Australia, Wilfred Chivell of Marine Dynamics Tours and founder of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, realised the need for a net system over the storm water drain outlets in Gansbaai. The first identified site was Gansbaai Harbour, an area notorious for plastic pollution and a prime spot to test [...]

Jul 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

FLYING FREE

June 24, 2019 Dyer Island Conservation Trust “Our mind is a limitless sky and we can only be an albatross flying in the vast expanse to occasionally discover the joys of sublimity!” - Avijeet Das Every so often we get a call to assist with a large seabird. If you know your birds, you will know that “large seabird” is not [...]

Jun 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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|