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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 [...]

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 [...]

Posing for Penguins

Posing for Penguins August 09, 2017 Brenda du Toit There was preening and fluffing of feathers, not at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS), but for the ten winners of the Pose for Penguins makeover. This fundraising initiative for APSS was the brainchild of Nicolene Richards and Karin Franken and in just a couple of weeks raised an incredible R10 200 [...]

Pik ‘n Wyn Story -raise money for the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary

Pik 'n Wyn Story March 31, 2016 by dyertrust The Pik ‘n Wyn event held at the Great White House was well attended by guests all decked out in the required black and white. The event was attended by like-minded good friends of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust who this year turns ten. A report entitled “A Decade of Achievement” detailing [...]