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Please report any sightings of ringed Swift Terns
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 13:45

For the third consecutive year, researchers from the Percy FitzPatrick Institute at the University of Cape Town marked 500 Swift Terns chicks with metal and individually engraved colour-rings in April 2015.

SANAP/SA Agulhas Open Day 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 14:45

Fitz stall at the SANAP/SA Agulhas Open Day - 12-13 June 2015.

In memoriam: Kirsten Louw (1979 - 2005)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 14:45

Kirsten Louw, talented naturalist and esteemed colleague, died 10 years ago while studying towards his PhD at the Fitzpatrick Institute.

Susan Mvungi appointed as Niven Librarian
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 13:45

We are pleased to announce that Susan Mvungi has been appointed to the Niven Librarian position with effect from July 3, 2015.

Post-Doctoral research opportunity: Analysis of raptor population dynamics
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 09:45

We invite applications for a one-year full-time post-doctoral research opportunity on Dr Arjun Amar's research team.

New book available online: Marine Anthropogenic Litter
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 08:45

Marine Anthropogenic Litter, edited by Melanie Bergmann, Lars Gutow and Michael Klages, is now available online

New contract lecturer at the Fitz: Dr Susan Cunningham
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 09:45

Dr Susie Cunningham has been appointed from 1 June 2015 to a contract lecturer post within the FitzPatrick Institute. 

Conservation posts - Gough Island 2015-2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 08:45

The RSPB are advertising for three conservation posts on Gough 61.

Flock at sea - BirdLife SA AGM 2017
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 07:45

BirdLife SA is organising a unique 5 day cruise along the continental shelf from Cape Town and back for optimum seabird spotting.

Special issue of Ostrich in memory of Phil Hockey
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 09:45

Following the sad and untimely passing of Phil Hockey in January 2013, BIrdLife South Africa suggested that a special issue of Ostrich be published in memory of Phil as a leading and influential African ornithologist.

"The Life and Times of Dr Jane Goodall - in celebration of her 80th year"
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:00

Fitz Advisory Board member, Ms Harriet Nimmo was instrumental is arranging for Dr Jane Goodall to present a lecture as part of the Vice-Chancellors' open lecture series.

Bumper FitzPatrick Institute student graduations in 2011
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 14:45

We are delighted to announce that the FitzPatrick Institute has had a bumper year for post-graduate student outputs. No less than 26 students, supported and/or supervised by the Institute’s Centre of Excellence graduated during 2011 – 7 PhD, 12 MSc and 7 BSc Honours students.