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Since 1986, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, more commonly referred to as SANCCOB, has been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing ill, injured, and oiled seabirds. In a non-oil spill year, SANCCOB treats up to 2 500 seabirds, of which around 1 500 are endangered African penguins.
Though SANCCOB does put additional focus on endangered species, it also treats a wide range of other seabirds, including various cormorant species, pelagic birds such as albatrosses and petrals, and coastal birds such as oystercatchers, gulls, and penguins. SANCOBB is an internationally recognized leader in oiled wildlife response, and visiting one of their two centres (Cape Town and Cape St. Francis) is always an enlightening experience.
- Non-profit organisation that rescues, rehabilitates and releases ill, injured and oiled seabirds
- SANCCOB is an internationally recognized leader in oiled wildlife response
- Visit one of two SANCCOB centres in Cape Town or Cape St. Francis