The South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), an IUCN member is working to save hundreds of seabirds from a chronic oil spill in Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. The oil slick is drifting through one of the main feeding grounds for seabirds from Robben Island and the West Coast National Park – has endangered many seabirds including 254 that were rescued and brought to SANCCOB for rehabilitation which were mostly African Penguins. Most of the birds affected in the SELI 1 oil spill are breeding adults and are important to the survival of the species, The majority of the oiled African penguins originate from Robben Island colony, one of only 7 African penguin breeding colonies. There are approximately 1,500 breeding pairs on Robben Island; the total number of birds affected by the spill translates into almost 10% of the population. If these birds cannot breed it not only threatens the colony but the whole species.