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Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology - DST/NFR Centre of Excellence


University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3
Western Cape
South Africa

Tel: 021 650 3291
Fax: 021 650 3295
Contact: Dr Rob Little - Manager: Centre of Excellence

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The Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology (affectionately known as the Fitztitute) is housed within the Zoology Department of the University of Cape Town. The Fitztitute has an international reputation for research and teaching excellence in African ornithology and conservation biology.

The DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in "Birds as Keys to Biodiversity Conservation" at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute is now one of only eight nationally recognised Centres of Excellence in science and technology in South Africa. Fitztitute members are committed to developing a greater understanding of the form, functioning and conservation of Africa's rich Avian biodiversity, through the training of scientists and the pursuit of primary research, from evolutionary ecology to conservation biology.