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Africa’s Top Ornithologist Dies – A Tribute to Professor Phil Hockey

One of Africa’s most influential conservationists and our top ornithologist has died at the age of 57. Professor Phil Hockey joined the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology in the same year I was born (1979) and became the Director in 2008. He had an honours degree from Edinburgh and obtained his PhD at the…