SANCCOB fundraisers a huge success

APAD-BarometerDear SANCCOB supporter


It is with great humility that we extend a HUGE THANK YOU to you for helping us make the SANCCOB annual benefit auction and the Simon’s Town Penguin Festival 2012 successful beyond measure.


Your generosity has enabled us to overshoot our target of R240 000/US$30 000, and to raise a whopping R344 100 – the largest amount yet raised in the 12 years that the events have been running.



We truly could not have reached such heights without your contribution. The auction, hosted by Col’Cacchio Cavendish Square, was a night to remember, and more than 800 people witnessed the release of a group of penguins rehabilitated at SANCCOB back into the wild and joined us for the penguin festival in Simon’s Town.


Rest assured your contribution towards SANCCOB’s work directly supports African penguin and vulnerable seabird conservation.  


We look forward to 2013!


The greatest gratitude from the bottom of our hearts.


Margaret, Francois and the rest of the SANCCOB team

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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  • 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.
  • Pensioner Membership
    Pensioner Membership
    1 Year membership for South African residents with Pensioner status. Click on 'Product Details' to purchase.
  • Abby’s Aquarium Adventures
    Abby’s Aquarium Adventures
    Join Abby on a adventure that will take you from the rivers in the Amazon the oceans of the world. Discover the creatures that life in and near the sea of the people who get to work with them on a daily basis....Abby may even let you in a few secrets.
  • Ordinary Membership
    Ordinary Membership
    1 Year membership for South African residents. Click on 'Product Details' to purchase.
  • 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.
  • Adopt a Home Pen Penguin
    Adopt a Home Pen Penguin
    Adopt a penguin from our Home Pen and help us to maintain and provide an excellent quality of life for our permanent residents.

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