SANCCOB:  Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds

There were about 1.5 million adult African Penguins along the Southern African coast in the 1930’s. Human activities have reduced this number by a staggering 90% in less than a century. The African Penguin, together with over a dozen other sea bird species found in South Africa, is considered to be threatened and vulnerable to extinction. SANCCOB aims to protect and conserve Southern African’s coastal birds, especially threatened species, for the benefit of present and future generations. Recent research by the Avian Demography unit at the University of Cape Town has shown that the African Penguin population is 19% higher today than it would have been in the absence of SANCCOB’s rehabilitation efforts. SANCCOB has responded to every oil spill along the South African coast since 1968 and has helped to treat more than 85 000 sick, injured, orphaned and oiled sea birds. Marketing Co-ordinator, Margaret Roestorf

Volunteer Co-ordinator Carolé Olivier, Ph 021 557 6155 or e-mail:

Contact the following volunteers directly if you find a seabird in distress:

Fish Hoek: Evanne & Terry Rothwell ph 021 782 6144 or 084 711 5416 Lee & Roger Vestey Tel. (021) 782 1766 Cell. 072 040 2367

Kommetjie: Peter Dennet, Slangkop Lighthouse ph 021 783 1717

Muizenberg: Chris & Monique Fallows ph 021 788 1863

Simon’s Town: SANP – Boulders ph 021 786 2329

Noordhoek: Michelle Discombe ph 082 806 3436

Drop-off injured, oiled, and sick seabirds at the following Vets:

Sunray Veterinary Clinic, Fourways Veterinary Clinic, Fish Hoek Veterinary Clinic.

African Penguin at Simon's Town .Photo: Viv, Scenic South

African Penguin at Simon’s Town .Photo: Viv, Scenic South