Tag Archives: SANCCOB

World Penguin Day – 25 April 2017

Welcome to ‘the penguin kingdom’ where, with their cartoon good looks, cute antics, cool disposition and celebrated ‘happy feet’, there’s plenty to celebrate. For the record, penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the … Continue reading

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Adopt two penguins for Valentine’s Day

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) has a Valentine’s Day gift that is sure to win your lovebird’s affections this year. For the month of February, you can adopt and name a pair of endangered … Continue reading

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Bidding for penguins: SANCCOB Benefit Auction

SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) is hosting its annual benefit auction on 18 November 2016 at the picturesque Moyo Restaurant in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (Cape Town). The event is held in partnership with … Continue reading

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World Penguin Day and the Plight of the African Penguin

25 April 2016 is World Penguin Day – a day to celebrate penguins around the world.  It’s a day to share the love of penguins, find out more about penguins, explore what others have to say about penguins and tell … Continue reading

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Show some penguin love this Valentine’s Month with a 2-for-1 adoption special.

Penguins mate for life and are a universal symbol of true and lasting love. But even penguins could use a little extra love. In South Africa, less than 2% of the endangered African penguin population remains in the wild. This … Continue reading

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Penguins safe at SANCCOB after Rietvlei fire

SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) had to evacuate approximately 300 penguins and other seabirds from their seabird centre after fires flared up at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve on Thursday evening, 5 November. Firefighters from … Continue reading

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Celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day on 17 October

17 October 2015 (Saturday) is African Penguin Awareness Day, dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin – the only penguin endemic to the African continent. Join the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of … Continue reading

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First group of rehabilitated penguins to be released after mystery oil spill

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) is releasing the first group of African penguins admitted to its centre in Cape St. Francis following a recent mystery oil spill in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth). Thirty oiled … Continue reading

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Adopt and save an African penguin chick this Christmas

Every year around Christmas SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) admits hundreds of small fluffy African penguin chicks abandoned by their parents in the colonies. Without intervention by SANCCOB and its partners in conservation, these … Continue reading

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SANCCOB celebrates African penguins and 20 years of democracy in true style

To kick off a month of ocean-related activities, SANCCOB (The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) has launched a series of stylish posters to celebrate African penguins and to pay tribute to 20 years of democracy in … Continue reading

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