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The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) is an international body dedicated to seabird rehabilitation. The only seabird rehabilitation organization registered with the South African Veterinary Council, the non-profit centre is based at the Rietvlei Wetland Reserve in Table View, South Africa.

SANCCOB conserves and protect South Africa's sea birds, especially threatened species, for the benefit of present and future generations.

Since 1968, SANCCOB has saved over 85,000 seabirds. A modeling exercise by the University of Cape Town's Percy Fitz Patrick Institute of African Ornithology found that rehabilitating oiled African penguins has resulted in the current population being 19 percent larger than it would have been in the absence of SANCCOB's rehabilitation efforts.


  • Rehabilitate ill, injured, oiled, and orphaned sea birds,
  • Manage the rehabilitation of seabirds during major oil spills,
  • Raise awareness about conservation through environmental education,
  • Collaborate on research projects.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Dyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue". TED Conferences. Retrieved 2011-08-08.