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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.

PostDoctoral Fellowship opportunity
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:30

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

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!

The 'Hot Birds' team are pretty busy in the Kalahari ...
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:30

The 'Hot Birds' team are pretty busy in the Kalahari...

New African gamebird book by Rob Little
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:45

New African gamebird book by Rob Little

Davide Gaglio wins BMC Ecology 2016 image competition
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 13:00

PhD student Davide Gaglio has been named as overall winner of the BMC Ecology Image competition 2016

Research assistant opportunity
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:00

We invite applications for a full-time, three-month research assistant opportunity on our Hot Birds Project.

Reciprocal communication in human-honeyguide mutualism
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 08:45

By following honeyguides, people in Africa are able to locate bees’ nests to harvest honey.  Research now reveals that humans use special calls to solicit the help of honeyguides and that honeyguides actively recruit appropriate human partners. This relationship is a rare example of cooperation between humans and free-living animals.

Press release: Martial Eagle filmed for TV series found dead
Monday, July 4, 2016 - 12:00

A female Martial Eagle from the Kruger National Park, who starred in Fierce, a British wildlife television series, has been found dead in a snare set by subsistence hunters in Mozambique. The bird was fitted with an electronic tag under the watchful eye of the British film crew, who were documenting scientists' efforts to stem the decline of these rare predatory birds.

June 2016 Graduation
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 11:45

The June 2016 graduation ceremony saw 3 PhD, 1 MSc by dissertation and 11 Conservation Biology MSc by coursework and dissertation students from the FitzPatrick Institute receiving their degrees.

Eagles and agriculture: not a zero-sum game
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:30

Conservationists worry about the impact of agricultural development on Africa's biodiversity. But a recent study shows it isn't necessarily all doom and gloom. Some species, like eagles, can coexist successfully with agricultural development.

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