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BIRD RESCUE  | Published: 8 June 2021

NSRI assist SANCCOB to relocate Swift Tern birds to Robben Island

Tome Mendes, NSRI Table Bay duty coxswain, said:At 09h02, Sunday, 6 June, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were placed on alert to prepare to transport Swift Tern birds to Robben Island at the request of SANCCOB (SA Foundation for the ...

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BIRD RESCUE  | Published: 10 May 2021

Cape Gannet recovering at the vet

Gert du Plessis, NSRI Port Edward station commander, said:At 17h30, Sunday, 9 May, NSRI Port Edward were alerted to a Cape Gannet appearing to be injured at Palm Beach.Public members, a local couple, while walking on the beach were handed ...

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BIRD RESCUE  | Published: 10 May 2021

Helping our furry and feathered friends

Animal rescues are all in a day’s work for NSRI station crews. Here are a few that tugged at our heartstrings…Abandoned cormorant chicksOn 12 January, Station 3 (Table Bay) volunteers were asked by the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation ...

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BIRD RESCUE  | Published: 24 December 2020

Vulture rescued by Hartbeespoort Dam crew

Arthur Crewe, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said:At 10h45, Thursday, 24 December, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a vulture appearing to be trapped in dense Hyacinth on Hartbeespoort Dam near to the Randburg Bridge.The ...

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BIRD RESCUE  | Published: 13 November 2020

What to do if you find a marine animal in distress

Each year, during the second week of October, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries leads awareness campaigns highlighting the importance of our marine environment and the important role it plays in the lives of all South Africans, whether they ...

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BIRD RESCUE  | Published: 4 September 2020

Penguin rescue on Robben Island

Marc de Vos, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said:At 11h43, Thursday, 3 September, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated following a request from SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) to evacuate an African penguin found ...

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BIRD RESCUE  | Published: 23 July 2020

Injured Flamingo Rescued in Port Alfred

A young flamingo was rescued in Kleinemonde near to Port Alfred on Wednesday.Stephen Slade, NSRI Station 11 Port Alfred station commander, said:At 14h45, Wednesday, 22 July, NSRI Port Alfred crew were activated following a request for assistance from an NSRI ...

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BIRD RESCUE  | Published: 6 January 2020

West Coast – Saturday, 04 January. Sea bird rescue:

Mike Shaw, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said:On Saturday morning, 04 January, NSRI Mykonos duty crew launched our Sea Rescue craft Spirit of Rotary East London II at Port Owen to rendezvous with the SA Amandla who had alerted SANCCOB (South ...

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