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  First dedicated African Penguin and seabird rehabilitation centre at the species natural home - Dyer Island, South Africa #EveryBirdCounts


Easter is the single time in a year when it is safe to put all your eggs in one basket.


The Dyer Island Conservation Trust is excited to present you with the opportunity to become a “Supportive Shopper”. We have joined one of the biggest fundraising families in the country, the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, program that forms part of the Woolworths Group. Apply online, now. Giving back while you are shopping, a great idea.

This program allows shoppers the wonderful opportunity to support the Dyer Island Conservation Trust through, yes SHOPPING. Every time you shop and swipe at any of the partner stores, you are supporting our cause.
Imagine that – making a difference while you shop. We call that supportive shopping. Link in bio

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Earth hour 2017

Two more penguins were sent off to the big blue.
One was admitted during December 2016 with a possible shark bite wound and soon started moulting while in our care and the other arrived on the 14th of February 2017 with two puncture wounds on his stomach.

Both the penguins were released off Dream Catcher near Dyer Island.

Thank you Dyer Island Cruises for assisting with this boat based release.


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This is a juvenile Cape Gannet, when these birds reach adulthood they are a beautiful white with a yellow crown and black tips on their wings.

One of our favourite supporters, Shane Sauvage, of the famous restaurant, La Pentola in Hermanus visited the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) leaving behind a legacy of R10 000.00

Shane has been a staunch supporter of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust for some years now with a special fondness for our great white shark research. The Trust and shark biologist, Alison Towner, was even featured in his most recent book, Cape Fusion. In April 2015, Shane was the guest chef at a special fundraising evening and even donated a special cooking evening. Shane brought his family to visit the penguins and his youngest, Marina, was in awe. “The Trust is truly grateful for this fantastic donation which will go towards the continued rehabilitation work with the endangered African penguins. The APSS has been opened for just two years and is making an important impact on the local penguin population of Dyer Island. It is not possible for us to do this work without the continued support of the public. The penguins are the responsibility of all of us and we can all help make a difference,” says Theanette Staal, manager and veterinary nurse at APSS.

#EveryBirdCounts (Photo: Shane in action at the APSS fundraiser in April 2016)

The DEEP Environmental club, from the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, celebrating our recent birthday with snacks & penguin movies. 🐧🐧 #EveryBirdCounts

Visiting APSS and dressed for the occasion.🙂 #EveryBirdCounts

Four adult penguins named Siân, Dippy, Patat and Mr Penguin Infanta were released today from Dream Catcher, Dyer Island Cruises' vessel, in the bay near Dyer Island where these penguins will now continue to live following their annual moult.

They say a leopard can’t change its spots.  Well…penguins can’t change their spots either, but they do change their feathers every year during an annual moult when they shed all their old feathers to be replaced by new feathers.  As the new feathers are not yet waterproof, a process which takes about 20 days, the penguins are unable to swim and cannot hunt for food... To read the full blog - Click link in bio


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