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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  • Big Spill
    Big Spill
    This book tells the story of Peter, Pamela and Percy and their experience during the 2000 Treasure Oil spill, during which time SANCCOB rehabilitated nearly 19 500 African penguins.
  • 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
  • The African Penguin DVD
    The African Penguin DVD
    The African Penguin is the only penguin that lives on the African Continent. It was known as the Jackass Penguin because of its donkey like call.
  • 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.
  • Abby’s Aquarium Adventures
    Abby’s Aquarium Adventures
    Join Abby on a adventure that will take you from the rivers in the Amazon the oceans of the world. Discover the creatures that life in and near the sea of the people who get to work with them on a daily basis....Abby may even let you in a few secrets.

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