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South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds

22 Pentz Drive, Table View, Cape Town 7441; Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6011, South Africa

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Protection of marine life, Seabird, Penguins


SANCOBB's primary objective is to reverse the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds. From the website: 'In a normal year where no oil spills occur, SANCCOB treats up to 2 500 seabirds, of which approximately 1 500 are African penguins. The remainder include various cormorants species (including the endangered Bank cormorant and Cape cormorant); various species of terns; pelagic birds such as albatrosses, gannets and petrels; oystercatchers, gulls, pelicans and other coastal birds found in the region. On average, 24 different seabird species are rehabilitated every year.'

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