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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 2014 issue of Oryx, which contains 17 research articles as well as a range of other material, is available until the end of December 2014.
The October 2014 issue of Oryx marks the forthcoming IUCN World Parks Congress, which will take place in Sydney, Australia, during 12–19 November.
A special section comprising eight articles on conservation in protected areas draws together research on a variety of species of plants and animals in the context of protected areas, and the role of people as both stewards and users of natural resources, reflecting the Congress theme (Parks, People, Planet: Inspiring Solutions).
The lead article, by Nigel Dudley et al., sets the stage for the Congress with the question ‘Where now for protected areas?’. The authors address criticisms of protected areas on both social and ecological grounds and consider some of the key changes that have taken place over the last 2 decades, including a growing body of evidence that protected areas are effective conservation tools, and the move towards a focus on connectivity and larger, transboundary protected areas.
Brian Child explores this theme of change and adaptation in the Editorial, making the case for promoting the economic value of protected areas to society and particularly their role in driving sustainable economic growth in impoverished local communities.
The October issue also includes articles on the African lion, Asian elephant, wildebeest, human–wolf conflict in Italy, the international trade in amphibians, and the potential role of ecotourism boat operators in protecting Scottish wildlife against the invasive American mink.
Read the full list of articles in the October issue of Oryx.
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.