SANCCOB is a leading marine-orientated, non-profit organization which has treated more than 90 000 oiled, ill, injured or abandoned endangered African penguins and other threatened seabirds since being established in 1968.

Independent research confirms that the wild African population is 19% higher due to SANCCOB’s oil wildlife response efforts alone. It is an internationally recognized leader in oiled wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and chick-rearing; contributes to research which benefits seabirds; trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to develop behavioural patterns which benefit marine life and the environment it depends on.