SANCCOB News Articles

Ground-breaking litigation launched to protect the African Penguin from extinction 

The African Penguin has lost 97% of its population. If current trends persist, the species ...

SANCCOB activated following reports of over 100 Cape gannets oiled with suspected ‘fish oil’ on Bird Island in Algoa Bay 

On the morning of Sunday, 17 March 2024, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation ...

Help us stop Ship-to-Ship Bunkering in Algoa Bay

The draft Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Plan for Ship-to-Ship (STS) bunkering in Algoa Bay ...

Education and Visitor Centre Construction underway at SANCCOB Cape Town

At SANCCOB Cape Town, construction of an Education and Visitor Centre is underway to offer ...

African penguin resightings at De Hoop Nature Reserve post-release

Following the recent installation of a ground reader to detect microchipped African penguins, five African ...

Media statement issued by the South African Government announces 10-year fishing limitations to protect the African penguin

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT The Minister of the Department ...

Researchers respond to Daily Maverick’s Opinionista by Dr Andrew Jenkins

You might have seen the article recently published in the Daily Maverick, “As African Penguins ...

Floods threaten survival of African penguins

The recent heavy rain has caused flooding of African penguin nests, resulting in parents abandoning ...

SANCCOB responds to oiled wildlife affected by Astron Energy diesel spill in Table Bay Nature Reserve

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) has responded to diesel ...

SANCCOB to upgrade Chick Rearing Unit in Cape Town to incubate and hand-rear African penguin eggs and chicks

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) is currently fundraising to ...

Double-up the love with SANCCOB’s 2-for-1 Penguin Adoptions

SANCCOB’s annual 2-for-1 penguin adoption promotion has launched, and you can get an early start ...

SANCCOB carries out first African penguin release of 2023 amidst Avian Influenza response

On Sunday, 8 January 2023, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ...

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Outbreak at SANCCOB Cape Town

Positive cases of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in African penguins ...

NGOs applaud the principle of partial fishing closures, but African Penguins urgently need more

We commend the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on recently announcing the partial ...

Education and Visitor Centre planned for SANCCOB Cape Town

At SANCCOB Cape Town we are fundraising to build a Visitor and Education Centre, offering ...

Save the African Penguin

Chronicles of the African Penguin In partnership with WWF South Africa and Sea Change Project, ...

SANCCOB participates in preparedness exercise with stakeholders to sharpen response capabilities

SANCCOB’s conservation team spent an exciting week participating in a National Joint Government-Industry Exercise, a ...

The fate of the African penguin laid bare in the latest IPCC report

The recently released 6th IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) Climate Change Assessment Report highlights ...

Environmental Organisations Oppose Decision to Lift Moratorium on Offshore Bunkering in Biodiversity Hotspot

Environmental organisations represented on the Bunkering Environmental Working Group (BEWG) are opposing the lift of ...

2-for-1 Penguin Adoptions during February

SANCCOB’s penguin adoptions are already an incredibly special gift to pass on and now we’re ...

Swift oil spill response concluded in Algoa Bay

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) responded to an oil ...