The team at Dyer Island Conservation Trust knows that it takes a community to protect marine life and heritage; it is not a job for one organisation. The Western Cape group engages with local communities and tourists, teaching them about how to save our oceans and its creatures.
Take a boat to the venue, dodge penguins crossing the road, and hope that the southwester doesn't blow you off your feet: the Tri-Rock Robben Island, set for its second instalment in mid-October, is a triathlon race like no other.
Eaten by sailors, robbed of their island homes by guano hunters, starved by commercial fishing and decimated by oil spills, African penguins have found a new home on Cape Town’s Boulders beach – and are very much part of the human community.
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