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On 3 February 2015, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) launched its African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary during a function hosted at the Two Oceans Aquarium. As part of the evening’s proceedings, Dr Pat Garratt, CEO of the Two Oceans Aquarium, presented DICT with a donation of R100 000 towards the project.
Today is World Wetlands Day, when conservation organisations raise awareness about the importance of these ecosystems. This morning, Cape Town’s very own False Bay Nature Reserve was designated a Ramsar Convention site of international importance.
Tomorrow, a number of these turtles will be released off the coast of Durban. The release is weather and sea conditions permitting, but we hope to bring you this event live as it happens, via Twitter.
New Year’s resolutions are hard. Whether it’s to quit smoking or trying to lose weight, many of the lofty goals we set for ourselves don’t make it past the end of January.
So how about making small lifestyle changes that can help the planet instead? Even the smallest behavioural shift can benefit our oceans – and here are five ways to do it.
Got some spare time during the holidays to do some penguin-spotting?