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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 Core website each year. The January 2017 issue of Oryx, which contains 16 research articles as well as a special section on biodiversity offsetting and conservation, is available until the end of December 2017.
Timed to coincide with the celebration of the international #EarthOptimism initiative on 22 April, the April issue of Oryx opens with Andrew Balmford’s Editorial on the importance of optimism to the global conservation movement. From great white egrets in the Avalon Marshes, UK, to golden lion tamarins in Brazil, Balmford foregrounds some remarkable conservation achievements and emphasizes the need to celebrate and learn from such successes — including those described in articles in this issue of Oryx. He also explores the consequences of failing to recognise and share conservation gains, including missing opportunities to demonstrate that people can, and are, making a real difference. The issue contains a Forum debate on the suitability of an Incident Command System to slow the devastating spread of the amphibian pathogenic chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, and an exchange of Letters concerning the reliability of interview-based survey results. In addition to special sections on hippopotamus and carnivore conservation, there are research articles covering, amongst other matters, the Zimbabwean approach to pangolin conservation, volunteer participation in detecting mammals in Oman, the occurrence of the Endangered Antillean manatee in Cuba, risks to captive-reared and translocated cirl buntings in the UK, and an assessment of wildlife corridors in urban settings. The Publications section includes reviews of Conservation Planning: Informed decisions for a Healthier Planet and Serendipity: An Ecologist’s Quest to Understand Nature. Our smiling cover features the Vulnerable common hippopotamus and illustrates more good news — the largest population of the species in north-central Africa has been found to be stable.
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.