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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 2015 issue of Oryx, which contains 22 research articles as well as a range of other material, is available until the end of December 2015.
The April 2015 issue of Oryx features the elusive Scottish wildcat Felis silvestris silvestris, Britain’s only surviving native felid. The lead article, by Kilshaw et al., describes the use of camera trapping to monitor the species and inform conservation management. In the Editorial Jeffrey McNeely reflects on the sixth World Parks Congress, which took place in Sydney, Australia, in November 2014. He considers some of the economic and political pressures affecting both marine and terrestrial protected areas, and the importance of giving local communities a stronger role in protected area management, concluding that the political dimension of protected areas will be critical to their success. There are 22 research articles in this issue, on a diverse range of subjects, including the long-term success of REDD+, paying for nature, a review of corporate goals of No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact on biodiversity, domestic dogs in protected areas, mitigating human–carnivore conflict on South African farmland, and the effect of bushmeat consumption on migratory wildlife in the Serengeti. Species featured in the issue include the leopard Panthera pardus, clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa, roan antelope Hippotragus equinus langheldi, hornbill species, northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita, eastern loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus migrans, Antillean manatee Trichechus manatus manatus, Singapore freshwater crab Johora singaporensis, tamaraw Bubalus mindorensis, and volcano rabbit Romerolagus diazi.
Read the full list of articles in the April 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.
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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.
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