The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) is a leading marine-orientated non-profit organization which has treated more than 90 000 oiled, ill, injured or abandoned African Penguins and other threatened seabirds since being established in 1968. Independent research confirms that the wild African population is 19% higher directly due to SANCCOB’s oiled wildlife response efforts.

SANCCOB works with numerous conservation-minded local and international partners and promotes projects which contribute toward the conservation and protection of southern Africa’s seabirds, especially threatened species such as the African Penguin. As project administrators we facilitate the funding of projects which are in line with the Biodiversity Management Plan 2 for the African Penguin in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (Act No. 10 of 2004). This plan concentrates on establishing guidelines around various aspects of African penguin conservation and consolidating existing conservation work.

SANCCOB is an internationally recognized leader in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing; contributes to research which benefits seabirds; conducts research that aims to inform management authorities; trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to appreciate this unique heritage.

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Tel.: +27 (0)21 557 6155
Physical address: 22 Pentz Drive, Table View, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa
Postal address: PO Box 11116, Bloubergrandt, 7443, South Africa
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Physical address: Seal Point Lighthouse, Cape St. Francis, Eastern Cape, 6312, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)42 298 0160
Mobile: +27 (0)82 890 0207
Fax: +27 (0)21 557 8804