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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 January 2014 issue of Oryx contains 17 research articles, including a special section on religion and conservation. The articles in this section consider the potential of the major world religions to influence conservation action through their teachings on environmental ethics, providing an analysis of the spatial overlap between religious communities and important areas for biodiversity conservation, and highlighting a faith-based approach to conservation in Indonesia and the important role of women in this context. The editorial by William J. Sutherland et al. addresses the need to incorporate local and traditional knowledge along with conventional scientific knowledge in international assessments and decision-making for biodiversity conservation, and proposes a three-step approach to integrating all available knowledge for use in a fair and effective way by all stakeholders involved in decision-making processes. An open-access article by Woodhouse et al. examines the value of ecosystem provisioning services to a rural community on the Tibetan plateau, focusing in particular on the collection of firewood, medicinal caterpillar fungus and matsutake mushrooms by individual households. The issue also includes three articles on felid conservation—two on jaguars in South America and one on the clouded leopard in India—two articles on the Eurasian black vulture, and two articles on primate conservation, focusing on Priority Primate Areas in Tanzania and the ecological extinction of the Critically Endangered northern white-cheeked gibbon in China.
Read the full list of articles in the January issue of Oryx.
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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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.