PhD study: Understanding the future of South Africa's national bird, the Blue Crane
Application deadline extended to June 30, 2018! We invite applications for a full-time PhD - the study will evaluate the status and future security of Blue Cranes in South Africa.
2017 Annual report now available
The 2017 FitzPatrick Institute Annual Report was approved by the Advisory Board at the AGM held on Thursday, 17 May.
Volunteers needed!
Looking for something to do this summer? We are looking for volunteer research assistants for Nicholas Pattinson's PhD project in the Kalahari Desert
Sir Clive Elliott - obituary
The Fitztitute's third PhD graduate, Sir Clive Elliott, passed away on 18 April at Blue Barn, his country home in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom following a six-month battle with cancer.
African Birdlife
We have a regular feature in African Birdlife - The FitzPatrick Report. 'Using Social Media: Scared skinks eavesdrop on wary weavers (Vol 6 (3) May/June 2018) details PhD student Anthony Lowney's observations of skinks listening in on weaver alarm...


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.