SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) works for the preservation and welfare of oil-covered, injured, sick and orphaned seabirds.

Present in South Africa, it mainly takes care of African Penguins, an emblematic species found along the South African coast. This association also carries out research, training and awareness-raising initiatives to enable African Penguins to build up their colonies again.

Since its creation in 1968, more than 95,000 sea birds have been cared for.


Nausicaá and SANCCOB

NAUSICAÁ and its Endowment Fund are committed to raising funds for supporting SANCCOB initiatives, and enhancing them to inform and raise the awareness of as many people as possible regarding the preservation of African Penguins.

The donations collected by NAUSICAÁ have already enabled SANCCOB to save 200 penguins, some of which have been released by the NAUSICAÁ teams on the spot. The donations also allow SANCCOB to raise awareness around conservation through environmental education, and to collaborate in research projects.

You too can contribute to the preservation of African Penguins by making a donation to this initiative!


The African Penguin lives mainly on the coast of South Africa. This species is particularly vulnerable in the face of the threats posed by human activities and predators. Between 1970 and 2020, the number of breeding pairs in South Africa has fallen from 70,000 to fewer than 17,700.

The commitment of SANCCOB’s volunteers makes it possible to care for a thousand penguins and release them to their natural habitat!

did you know?

Penguins (which are called manchots in French) are often confused with auks (which are called pingouins in French). The latter live in the northern hemisphere and can fly, unlike penguins which live in the southern hemisphere.

They can’t fly, but that doesn’t stop them from being very strong swimmers!