PE Oiled bird being handled July 2019

SANCCOB seabird rehabilitation centre for endangered African penguins and southern African seabird species is situated at 22 Pentz Drive in Table View, Cape Town.

Members of the public are welcome to book a tour to see hands-on seabird rehabilitation of a variety of seabirds, which have been rescued for rehabilitation due to injury, illness, oiling or abandoned as chicks and then released back to the wild. SANCCOB is a non-profit organisation and reliant on donations to carry out its conservation work; funding comes from individuals, corporates, trusts and foundations, and zoos and aquariums all over the world. If you wish to donate to this cause, sign up to get news updates or Adopt and Name a Penguin then visit the website to donate online or choose ‘your’ penguin.

SANCCOB | First National Bank |Table View Branch

Branch Code 203809

Account Number: 5923 713 5859

African penguin at SANCCOB

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds was established in 1968 to rescue and rehabilitate oiled and distressed African penguins. The organisation’s role in the conservation of southern African seabirds has evolved immensely from being reactive to rescue and rehabilitation of African penguins in need of intervention, to taking proactive action to prevent further decline of a wide variety of seabird species populations, especially endangered species such as the African penguin, Cape gannet, Bank cormorant and Cape cormorant. SANCCOB’s objectives are realised through the following areas of expertise: veterinary, rehabilitation, research, preparedness and response, education, and resource development to fundraise and promote the cause. The organisation operates from two seabird centres in Table View (Western Cape) and Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape) with both centres ideally placed to receive seabirds in need on care. Partnerships with conservation management authorities overseeing the bird colonies enables SANCCOB to have eyes and hands on the ground, through employment of penguin and seabird rangers, who monitor birds and nests, and assist with valuable data collection for research projects. The organisation has a volunteer and internship programme for local and international individuals who wish to assist with day to day operations on-site at the two centres. The internship programme has been developed to prepare participants for a career in bird rehabilitation and conservation and there is no requirement to have tertiary qualifications or previous experience but it will be advantageous and candidates must be 18 years or older. More information on volunteering at Table View and Port Elizabeth can be found on the website. There are many ways that you can support SANCCOB – Adopt-A-Penguin, Donate Today, Shop Online, Volunteer, become a Member, or leave a gift in your Will. Further SANCCOB information is at and remember to book a tour with Alex at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +27 21 557 6155 and visit SANCCOB soon! / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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