An African Penguins

Saving African Penguins From an Oil Spill

2012 - 2013
South Africa
Species protected
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus

Project objectives

To release the birds back into the wild where they will be able to return to their colonies and breed again, continuing to contribute towards the wild population. Further, extra personnel in the region will benefit from SANCCOB’s training efforts, generating a more robust response resource for future emergencies, most notably an integrated oiled wildlife response plan that involves all stakeholders including colony managers, government officials and related wildlife organisations. As of early November, some birds have already been successfully released.

This project is implemented by Conservation of Coastal Birds.