About the Seabird Conservation Programme

Our oceans have an amazing diversity and abundance of life. They also play a huge role in sustaining human populations. Seabirds are one of the most threatened group of birds in the world, with 15 out of 22 species of albatross threatened with extinction. They are also an important indicator of ocean health, and it’s our mission to conserve them. We have a particular focus on preventing bycatch of seabirds in fisheries, ensuring sustainable management of important fish stocks, protecting endangered coastal seabirds, and the Marion Island mouse eradication project.

Meet the team

We are a diverse and passionate group of people striving to halt the decline of seabirds locally and worldwide. We focus on seabird bycatch, habitat conservation, saving endangered species, and engaging with fisheries.

A diet analysis of the Cape Gannet is a promising new avenue for a biological indicator. Credit Peter Hagen
Media and Resources

Publications, newsletter articles, press articles, and other seabird-related resources.

Support Us

Help us to save our precious seabirds by purchasing our products, supporting our work, and living a seabird-friendly lifestyle.

Thank you to our donors!

(over R10 000)

Roeloff Botha
Stewart Horejsi
David & Jen Lewis
Christian Masser

Rand Barbet Bird Club
Frank and Gail Reuvers
Nelia Scheeres
The van Tienhoven Foundation

Boetie & Caroline van Zyl
Rangaswamy Vasudevan