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DICT delivers unique conservation and research programmes in the fragile and critically important marine eco-system at the southern-most tip of Africa.
|Mission||Dyer Island Conservation Trust delivers unique conservation and research programmes in the fragile and critically important marine eco-system at the southern-most tip of Africa. Here we strive to protect the largest surviving colonies of the endangered African Penguin – whose numbers are at an all-time low; the globally important breeding and calving grounds of the endangered Southern Right Whale; and, one of the world's largest populations of the mysterious Great White Shark.|
The Dyer Island Conservation Trust has been established for the conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the natural environment, including flora, fauna or the biosphere, the care of the wild animals, the promotion of, and the conducting of educational and training programs relating to environmental awareness, greening and clean-up projects, and conservation research.
Birdlife Overberg – Honorary Membership for Clean Marine Project
Birdlife SA – Blue Crane Award for faces of Need Project 2006
Overstrand Conservation Foundation Certificate of Appreciation
Mayor’s Floating Trophy for Environmental Conservationist (awarded to Wilfred Chivell)– 2009 Winner
(2007 - Runner-Up; 2004/2006 – Finalist)
Birdlife SA – Eagle Award for penguin conservation project Faces of Need 2008
First Choice Responsible Tourism Award- 2006 Highly Commended in a Marine Environment