Penguins Loved By La Pentola

Penguins Loved By La Pentola

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary

One of our favourite supporters, Shane Sauvage, of the famous restaurant, La Pentola 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.

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

Penguins Loved By La Pentola

Brenda du Toit

APSS has been set up to assist the endangered African penguin colonies of Dyer Island, an Important Bird Area, where the species has declined dramatically over 30 years, almost 90%. The other nearby colony is Stony Point at Betty’s Bay. This facility will have a fully equipped lab and a vet on sta...

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