Tygerberg Bird Club supports SANCCOB


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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  • Baseball cap
    Baseball cap
    A fashionable SANCCOB branded baseball cap. Fits all sizes. Only available in blue.
  • Peter the Penguin Book
    Peter the Penguin Book
    A fun and informative book about Peter the penguin and focuses on his experience of the 2000 Treasure Oil Spill that put 40 000 penguins at risk.
  • 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.
  • Adopt a Penguin (DELUXE)
    Adopt a Penguin (DELUXE)
    Adopt and name an African penguin that has been cared for and released back into the wild by SANCCOB. Get an added SANCCOB Carry bag, fluffy African penguin and African penguin postcard with the new Deluxe Adoption pack.
  • Penguins of Boulders
    Penguins of Boulders
    This book not only highlights some of the environmental pressures these animals face, but also illustrates and describes interesting penguins facts, reference information on the species, but also various conservation and ongoing rescue operations.
  • Magenta Penguin Book & Toy
    Magenta Penguin Book & Toy
    This is a story about a penguin that is different:a magenta penguin called Siffira10 and covers one year in her life.
  • Make a Donation
    Make a Donation
    Your gift will go directly towards conserving southern Africa's seabirds. To allocate your donation to a specific project or cause, please select the appropriate option from the drop-down list. For donations in South African Rand (ZAR) please use the space below. For international donations in USD, Euro, etc. please use the PayPal donator on the right. No Paypal account needed.

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