What We Do

SANCCOB is at the forefront of saving African penguins and other threatened seabirds.  It never takes a day off and its rehabilitation team is on 24-hour call.

SANCCOB deploys its specialist emergency response skills in Africa, the Indian Ocean region, Antarctica and Sub-Antarctic. Through its training academy it equips people to work in the environmental sector; and a passion to instill pride and knowledge about marine conservation drives its education programmes.

SANCCOB is a leader in seabird disease research.

LATEST AFRICAN PENGUIN FIGURES released by South African Department of Environmental Affairs (2012):

18 683 breeding pairs in the wild in South Africa (excludes Namibian figures)

 

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  • Pensioner Membership
    Pensioner Membership
    1 Year membership for South African residents with Pensioner status. Click on 'Product Details' to purchase.
  • Private Tour
    Private Tour
    If you love penguins or would like to know more about these charismatic creatures then SANCCOB's specialist "behind the scenes" tour is a must. Fill in our booking form, send it to us and you
  • Peter the Penguin
    Peter the Penguin
    A fun and informative book of Peter the penguin and focuses on his experience of the 2000 Treasure Oil Spill that put 40 000 penguins at risk. The story starts from the egg and covers all of the principal parts of a penguin's life cycle, from coping with
  • Christmas Cards
    Christmas Cards
    Surprise your friends and family with our specially designed penguin-motief SANCCOB Christmas cards this year.
  • Adopt a Penguin
    Adopt a Penguin
    Adopt a penguin by naming and paying for its rehabilitation and release back into the wild.
  • Adopt a Home Pen Penguin
    Adopt a Home Pen Penguin
    Adopt a penguin from our Home Pen and help us to maintain and provide an excellent quality of life for our permanent residents.
  • Ordinary Membership
    Ordinary Membership
    1 Year membership for South African residents. Click on 'Product Details' to purchase.
  • DVD:  City Slickers
    DVD: City Slickers
    Also available in VHS"City Slickers" is dedicated to the campaign to save the African Penguin. Over the past fifty years bird numbers have dropped by an alarming 90%! The film is closely associated with Sanccob (The South African Foundation for the Co
  • Baseball cap
    Baseball cap
    A fashionable SANCCOB branded baseball cap. Fits all sizes. Only available in blue.

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