Fitz Post-Doc Steve Boyes selected as 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer
South African conservation biologist Steve Boyes has been selected as a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He is one of 17 gifted and inspiring young scientists, innovators and adventurers from around the world being recognized by National Geographic as exciting new visionaries pushing the boundaries of exploration and discovery. Boyes,scientific director of the Wild Bird Trust, is passionate about the wilderness and parrot conservation. He works to preserve and protect Botswana’s uniquely pristine Okavango Delta, to mitigate threats bringing parrot species to the brink of extinction throughout Africa and to plant thousands of trees in his forest restoration projects.