"uPholi want a forest" - How can we save the Cape Parrot from extinction?
Dr Steve Boyes from the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute at UCT
Tuesday 26 March
Steve Boyes has dedicated his life to conserving Africa's wilderness areas and the species that depend upon them. After having worked as a camp manager in the Okavango Delta and doing his PhD field work on Meyer's Parrot, Steve is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, and a director of Africa Geographic Holdings, World Parrot Trust Africa, and Wild Bird Trust. This work takes him all over Africa, but his day-to-day activities are committed to South Africa's endemic and highly endangered Cape Parrot. Based in Hogsback in the Eastern Cape, Dr Boyes runs the Cape Parrot Project, which aims to stimulate positive change for the species through high-quality research and community-based conservation action.
Date: Tuesday 26 March
Venue: T. H. Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street
Cost: R30-00 members; R40-00 non-members
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