On 20 March 2014, SANCCOB came to the rescue of nine Red-knobbed Coots and two Egyptian Geese which were found oiled in the Langvlei Pond in Retreat by the City of Cape Town’s City Parks Management. The birds were oiled with a mixture of, what appeared to be, used motor oil and hydraulic fluid.
On 27 and 28 January, SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) hosted a seabird training workshop at its Cape St. Francis centre for 7 rangers from SANParks’ Marine Section of the Addo Elephant National Parks. The SANParks rangers attending the workshop are responsible for managing St. Croix and Bird Island where close on 60% of wild African penguins occur. The workshop gave SANCCOB and the rangers an opportunity to share their experiences and knowledge and to streamline the standard operating procedures to ensure that seabirds have the best possible chance of survival.