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First photographs of Niam-niam parrot, not seen for 40 years
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:45

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.

New study highlights need for action to protect Grey parrots
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 09:45

A new study by the World Parrot Trust's Africa Conservation Programme has highlighted the need for action to protect Grey Parrots

Dave van Beuningen wins Conservation category in Exposure Environmental Photography competition
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 08:45

Congratulations to current MSc Conservation Biology student Dave van Beuningen, who took home the Conservation Prize in the recent Exposure Photography Competition for his photo 'Secret Death'.

Peter Ryan inducted into UCT's prestigious College of Fellows
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:15

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, 11 October.

Peter Ryan awarded SANCOR's Gilchrist Medal
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:15

The Gilchrist Medal is awarded to distinguished marine scientists. The Medal serves as recognition of the recipients’ contributions to marine science, to further stimulate excellence in South African marine science, and to focus attention on South Africa’s
marine and coastal environments.

July 2017 graduation
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 12:45

The July 2017 graduation ceremony saw 3 Phd, 1 Msc by dissertation and 10 Conservation Biology MSc by coursework and dissertation students from the FitzPatrick Institute receiving their degrees.

PhD student wins 2nd prize at ZSSA
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 12:00

PhD student Tanja van de Ven took second prize for her oral presentation at the Biennial ZSSA Conference

Hot Birds project: Research assistant opportunity
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:30

We invite applications for a full-time 5-6 month research opportunity on our Hot Birds Project

PostDoctoral Fellowship opportunity
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:30

We invite applications for a full-time postdoctoral research opportunity in our Western Indian Ocean seabirds and climate change project.

Tygerberg Bird Club support Verreaux's Eagle research
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:00

Tygerberg Bird Club have pledged R20,000 towards Dr Megan Murgatroyd's Verreaux's Eagle research.

FitzPatrick Institute 2017 AGM
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:30

FitzPatrick Institute 2017 AGM

UCT rated third in World University Rankings for Ornithology!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 15:15

UCT rated joint third in World University Rankings for Ornithology!

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