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Steve Boyes
Works at Percy FitzPatrick Institute
Attends Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Lives in Hogsback, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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This is absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing! Africa is paradise
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Great collection! Well done all!
Long-wattled umbrellabird, strawberry finch, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Blackburnian warbler, Tickell’s blue flycatchers,  and stork-billed kingfisher in this edition! We can give them silly names. We can give then our names? We can, however, never claim these prehistoric species for our own. They have endured the test of time and witnessed the blossoming of this blue-green-white planet over several cycles.…
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Awesome to look back at our first unassisted crossing!
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You are so right! Nothing compares to this.
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207 people
Lauren Clapham's profile photo
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John Hilton's profile photo
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Occupation
Conservation Biologist
Skills
PhD Zoology (specializing in African parrots and wetland birds)
Employment
  • Percy FitzPatrick Institute
    Innovations Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 - present
    Focus on extinction threats to the endangered Cape Parrot, as well as issues facing wetland birds. Coordinate community education and tree-planting projects.
  • Wild Bird Trust
    Scientific Director, 2009 - present
    Manage the Cape Parrot Project in the Eastern Cape (South Africa) and several projects in the Okavango Delta.
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Hogsback, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Story
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Working to restore forest habitat for endangered Cape Parrot in South Africa. Excited about upcoming expedition across the Okavango Delta.
Introduction

Dr Rutledge (Steve) Boyes

DST/NRF Centre of Excellence Innovations Postdoctoral Fellow

Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology (http://www.fitzpatrick.uct.ac.za/docs/steve.html)

(University of Cape Town , South Africa)


National Geographic 2013 Emerging Explorer: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/steve-boyes/

National Geographic Expeditions Expert: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/experts/steve-boyes/detail

National Geographic News Watch Contributing Editor: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/author/sboyes/


Scientific Director & Trustee - Wild Bird Trust

Africa Coordinator - International Ornithological Union: Parrot Specialist Group

Bragging rights
2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer / 2014 TED Fellow
Education
  • Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Postdoctoral, 2010 - present
    DST/NRF Centre of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow · University of Cape Town
  • St Johns College
    1990 - 1996
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    PhD Zoology, 2004 - 2009
    Zoology · Ecology · Taxonomy
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    MEnvDev (PAM), 2002 - 2003
    Zoology · Ecology · Taxonomy
  • Stellenbosch University
    BSc Forestry (NatCon), 1997 - 2001
    Ecology · Sustainable Development · Wildlife Conservation
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Male