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The Conservationist’s Journal Oryx—The International Journal of Conservation, published quarterly by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Fauna & Flora International, is a leading scientific journal of biodiversity conservation, conservation policy and sustainable use, with a particular interest in material that has the potential to improve conservation management and practice.
The website www.oryxthejournal.org plays a vital role in the journal’s capacity-building work.
Amongst the site’s many attributes is a compendium of sources of free software for researchers and details of how to access Oryx at reduced rates or for free in developing countries.
The website also includes extracts from Oryx issues published 10, 25 and 50 years ago, and a gallery of research photographs that provide a fascinating insight into the places, species and people described in the journal.
The January issue of Oryx is made freely available on the Cambridge Journals website each year. The January 2016 issue of Oryx, which contains 21 research articles as well as a range of other material, is available until the end of December 2016.
In the Editorial of the October issue Bill Adams considers some of the challenges and opportunities faced by the conservation movement in East Africa since 1950, tracing the history of the Conservation Great Game through the pages of Oryx. He concludes that many of the threats and opportunities identified by E.B. Worthington in Volume 1 of the journal—when he prophesized a bleak future for the larger members of the African fauna outside protected areas—remain largely unchanged as the space available for mammals other than humans continues to shrink, and the Great Game continues… A virtual issue featuring all Oryx articles cited in the Editorial is freely available on the Cambridge Core website. The October issue includes a special section featuring seven articles on bird conservation, and the cover image is a great bustard Otis tarda on Salisbury Plain, part of a trial reintroduction project using eggs and chicks imported from Russia and Spain. There are two other special sections, on park rangers in Uganda and reintroducing the eastern bettong, an Australian marsupial. The issue includes 19 research articles in total, on topics including harnessing local ecological knowledge via Wisdom of Crowds, humanelephant conflict and coexistence, challenges at the interface of fisheries management and conservation in the Bijagós Archipelago, a population census of Thornicroft’s giraffe, the conservation status of Shortridge’s capped langurs in China, and the distribution of the Bohemian–Bavarian lynx population.
If you join Fauna & Flora International as an Oryx Member, Sponsor Member, Life Member or Concessionary Member you will receive a copy of Oryx every quarter.
Membership includes access to all the issues of Oryx published between 1950 and the current issue. Fauna & Flora International also offers institutional subscriptions.
Subscribe to Oryx by joining Fauna & Flora International as a member today.
A major benefit of becoming a member of Fauna & Flora International is that you can choose to have an online subscription to Oryx. This includes access to the journal’s archives from 1950 to the present day. The Archive is fully searchable, and includes original research articles, news items and much more besides, all available as pdf files.
For information on how to become a member of Fauna & Flora International visit our membership pages.