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Submitting Information

We invite all alumni to make sure that their paths since graduating at the Fitztitute are entered into our database and to ensure that this information is kept up to date. Please encourage others to do the same and to make this feature as dynamic and valuable as possible.

Please bookmark this page for future reference and submit any queries or suggestions to Rob Little or Hilary Buchanan.

Information Required

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Photo (optional but encouraged) Please supply as a separate image file attachment
Highest degree obtained at the Fitz: i.e. CB MSc, MSc or PhD
Year graduated:
Career description (max 200 words):

e.g. What did you do when you left, what else have you done & what are you doing now
Contact information:

Postal address:
Cell phone:

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Rob Little

Contact information

Postal address:
Percy FitzPatrick Institute
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3
Rondebosch 7701

Telephone:021 650 4026
Cell phone: 082 329 0246

Highest degree obtained at the Fitz: hD
Year graduated: 1992

Career description

After graduating I stayed at the Fitztitute to co-ordinate a Gamebird Research Programme, largely funded by the African Gamebird Research, Education and Development Trust (AGRED). I was the editor for the South African Wildlife Management Association’s journal South African Journal of Wildlife Research during 1995-1997. Together with Prof. Tim Crowe, I published the book The Gamebirds of Southern Africa in 2000. In May 1997, I was appointed as the Director of Conservation at WWF South Africa. My responsibilities there included directing the focus and activities of WWF-SA's conservation programmes and leading WWF-SA's contribution to biodiversity and environmental conservation in South Africa. I represented WWF-SA on WWF Network fora, including the Africa & Madagascar Subcommittee and the African Rhino Working Group as well as partnership fora such as the South African IUCN National Membership Committee and the Advisory Board of the Mazda Wildlife Fund. I was the Chairman of the Elephant Management & Owners Association (EMOA) during 2006-2008. In April 2009 I took up the post of Manager of the Centre of Excellence at the Fitztitute. I now act as the Fitztitute link with the NRF and DST and manage the research activities which are funded by the CoE using Birds as Keys to Biodiversity Conservation.