Book donation "The Birds of Egypt"
A valuable set of Meinertzhagen's "The Birds of Egypt" was donated to the Niven Library by Michael Sweatman, They originally belonged to his step-father, Rodney Searight, former head of Shell Oil in the Middle East.
2015 Fitz Annual Report
The 2015 FitzPatrick Institute Annual Report was adopted by the Advisory Board on April 1, 2016 and is now available for download. The report aims to give an overview of the activities of the staff, students and associates of the Fitz during 2015.
Eagles and agriculture: not a zero-sum game
Conservationists worry about the impact of agricultural development on Africa's biodiversity. But a recent study by Megan Murgatroyd (supervised by Dr Arjun Amar and Prof. Les Underhill) shows it isn't necessarily all doom and gloom. Some species,...
2016/17 MSc Conservation Biology course starts
14 students registered for the MSc Conservation Biology course in January. Peter Ryan, Susie Cunningham and Robert Thomson took them on a field trip to Bainskloof as part of their orientation week.
African Birdlife
We have a regular feature in African Birdlife - The FitzPatrick Report. The latest issue (Mau/Jun 2016) features our new research project on migratory connectivity among intra-African migrant kingfishers, cuckoos and bee-eaters.



Help us safeguard the future of our parks by telling us why you visit parks! To fill out our survey, click here. For further information on this research, click here.

Report any sightings of ringed Swift Terns - details on the Fitz News page here.


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.