|Penguins arrive at SANCCOB in Cape Town|
|This is how a group of wonderful people make an incredible organisation that cares for our sea birds.|
|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. Situated in Cape Town (South Africa) Independent research confirms that the wild African penguin population is 19% higher directly due to SANCCOB's efforts .
SANCCOB is an internationally recognized leader in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing; contributes to research which benefits seabirds; trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to appreciate this unique heritage.
Support SANCCOB's conservation efforts by donating or 'adopting a penguin' online at www.sanccob.co.za
|This is a short narrated piece about The International Fund for Animal Welfare's support of the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of CoastalBirds or SANCCOB.|
|Amanda Kowal, volunteer from Canada, explains about her experience at Sanccob, a seabird rehabilitation centre in Table View, South Africa. She worked for 6 weeks with the penguins and various other seabirds.|
|On December 30th we released 11 African penguins close to Robben Island. This was the last release for 2008.|
|In Fall 2011, Paul Leonard and Jo Blasi from the New England Aquarium traveled to South Africa to volunteer with SANCCOB, rescuing endangered penguins. It was a valuable experience for all involved. Learn more about their experiences on the Aquarium's Penguin and Global Explorer blogs at http://www.neaq.org/blogs.|
|By kind permission of SABC studios, we are able to bring you this clip from Episode 1 of the recent series of 'Mind the Gap', a TV show which aims to encourage South African school leavers to get involved in a wide variety of community and conservation projects in South Africa. This clip features SANCCOB's CEO, Venessa Strauss, and AVIVA volunteer, Jessica King.|
|Watch rehabilitated African Penguins being released back to the wild to celebrate 'African Penguin Awareness Day 2011'. This release on Seaforth Beach in False Bay near Cape Town is one of many that SANCCOB carry out each year, and represents a great deal of effort behind the scenes to get these birds back on their feet.|
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