SANCCOB Cormorant chicks enjoying the sun

SANCCOB | All hands on deck


Thanks to a R200k donation, SANCCOB is able to help care for more than 1000 Cape Cormorant chicks — left abandoned on Robben Island with no food.

When SANCCOB’s emergency call went out, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet stepped up to support its worthy rescue mission.

The relief response came after hundreds of endangered Cape cormorant chicks were abandoned, most likely due to a lack of food, and had to be rescued from Robben Island. This is the second largest seabird rescue in the Western Cape since the MV Treasure oil spill in 2000 —prompting an all-hands-on-deck alert at the SANCCOB Seabird hospital based in Table View, Cape Town.

These kinds of relief missions align perfectly with the loyalty programme’s MyPlanet mission, which includes a focus on wildlife conservation, the environment and animal welfare.

SANCCOB Cormorant chicks being cleaned and exploring

The donation of R200 000 to SANCCOB is being used for food and veterinary supplies for the chicks, and to fund biosecurity at their seabird hospital. According to the team at this amazing non-profit organisation, the aid is crucial to the ongoing support that staff and volunteers are providing to the chicks.

While it’s still not known how long the chicks will be in the care of SANCCOB, the team rely on funding and any further help  from the public is always gratefully received.


Help SANCCOB continue its incredible work to preserve our precious seabirds. Get your Free MySchool card or link Woolies card.