YOU CAN HELP SAVE PENGUINS BY DONATING TO THESE
GROUPS OR BY VOLUNTEERING WITH THEM!
To donate to any of the
following penguin rescue, research and conservation groups, click on the
highlighted name. Each website will open in a new browser window.
THANK YOU for helping to
protect these vulnerable animals!
SANCCOB - This is the
Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds.
SANCCOB has saved nearly one hundred thousand African penguins from oil
spills since the late 1960's. This is the organization that Dyan
worked with to help save 40,000 penguins from an oil spill in 2000.
- Dyer Island Conservation Trust.
The DICT helps protect the Threatened African penguins on one of their
important breeding islands. You can help save the African penguins
on Dyer Island by purchasing nesting boxes or contributing to the
rehabilitation of oiled and injured birds there.
THE PENGUIN FOUNDATION
- The Penguin Foundation on Philip Island in Australia rescues and
rehabilitates oiled and injured Little Blue (Fairy) penguins. This
facility is connected with the world famous 'penguin parade' site.
THE YELLOW-EYED PENGUIN TRUST
Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust helps protect the critically endangered
Yellow-Eyed penguin in New Zealand. This very rare penguin (there
are less than 5,000 Yellow-Eyed penguins left) could become extinct in
the next few decades without help.
- The Avian Demography Unit, a branch of the University of Cape Town,
monitors the population of African penguins in South Africa. To
support their important work, write in on the donation form that you wish
your dollars to be directed to the ADU's penguin research projects.
You can also help penguins
directly by volunteering on-site and in the field through the following
- Earthwatch Institute. Earthwatch supports research
efforts for various projects throughout the world. You can volunteer on
Robben Island in South Africa to help monitor the population and breeding
success of the African penguins, which are listed as a Threatened
- Greenforce is another organization offering volunteer
opportunities worldwide. You can volunteer at SANCCOB (listed
above) to help care for oiled and injured African penguins that they have
rescued. This is very direct work with the penguins, so expect to
get your hands dirty - and bitten as well!
ENKOSINI ECO EXPERIENCE
- These are two other organizations that offer opportunities to help
rescue African penguins at SANCCOB by volunteering at this world-famous,
and critically important, rescue center.