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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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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
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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
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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