First photographs of Niam-niam parrot, not seen for 40 years
In Feb 2017, Birding Africa and The FitzPatrick Institute undertook an expedition to Chad to search for this species which had no documented records for almost 40 years.
Exposure Environmental Photography competition
Congratulations to current FizPatrick Institute Conservation Biology Masters Student Dave van Beuningen who took home the Conservation Prize in the recent Exposure Photography Competition for his photo 'Secret Death'.
Prof. Peter Ryan inducted into UCT's prestigious College of Fellows
UCT's College of Fellows was established by the UCT Council to recognise distinguished academic work by permanent academic staff. Peter Ryan is one of eleven new Fellows inducted into the College this year at a ceremony and dinner held on Wednesday...
African Birdlife
We have a regular feature in African Birdlife - The FitzPatrick Report. 'Science & Serendipity' by Prof. Peter Ryan (Vol 6 (1) Nov/Dec 2017) discusses current research trends at the Fitztitute.
July 2017 Graduation
At the July 2017 ceremony, the Fitz had 3 PhDs, 1 MSc, 10 Conservation Biology MSc and 1 BSc Hons amongst the graduates - congratulations all!


DST-NRF Centre of Excellence*

*Funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through the National Research Foundation (NRF)

The Institute would like to thank Jill Adams and particularly Norman Arlott for permission to use their illustrations.