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SANCCOB is continuing its efforts in supporting the Cape Cormorants rescued from Robben Island and they need volunteers to help them over the next few weeks.


Table View, South Africa (19 March 2021) – It has been two months since SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) jumped into action to save a flock of abandoned Cape Cormorant chicks on Robben Island.

When we reported the story initially, we said it was only 128 chicks, but this number quickly grew to an almost overwhelming 2000. The organisation shared that this rescue is the second-largest they have ever undertaken; the first being the MV Treasure oil spill in 2000.

The organisation has made another public appeal for assistance. The biggest challenge has been their laundry and its an easy thing for people to help with. You can take clean towels to the facility and collect a few of their dirty ones to wash. It can be a good deed washing cycle.

“Urgent Appeal: Please get in touch to volunteer at our Table View centre in Cape Town if you have free time to dedicate to our cause. During the rehabilitation of rescued Cape cormorants, we urgently need assistance with laundry, cleaning stations and food preparation in the weeks ahead. Please contact 0766825130 if you wish to sign up. Shifts are 7am to 1pm and 1pm to 6pm or full day, and must be 18yrs and older. Thank you in advance!”

Please contact Hedwich Tulp and Ronnis Daniels to lend support in terms of donations at Hedwich@sanccob.co.za and Ronnis@sanccob.co.za. If you would like to sign up as a volunteer, you can do so here.

Sources: SANCCOB – Facebook
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