Tygerberg Bird Club supports SANCCOB

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The Tygerberg Bird Club, located in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, celebrated its 25 anniversary with the publication of a silver jubilee calendar. The Club decided to donate the proceeds to a suitable organization doing exceptional work with a local threatened or endangered species. The appropriate recipient also had to be local and demonstrate a proven track record for its conservation work.

 

The Tygerberg Bird Club was pleased to announce that SANCCOB was chosen as the ideal candidate based on their successful rehabilitation and research projects on the African penguin over the past 44 years. The recent oil spill from the wreck of the Seli 1 at Blouberg Beach indicated how quickly the colony at Robben Island can be affected. In response to this problem, and in support of African Penguin Awareness Day fund raising on 13 October 2012, the Tygerberg Bird Club was pleased to hand the CEO of SANCCOB, Venessa Strauss, a cheque for the amount of R10 000.Thank you, Gerald Wingate (CEO of the Tygerberg Bird Club) and all the members of the Tygerberg Bird Club for the generous donation and the loyal support of SANCCOB’s work for the past 25 years.

 

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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    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.

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