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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.
In the Editorial of the January issue Jon Paul Rodríguez, newly elected Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, ponders how knowledge can be better integrated to reduce species extinction risk, and considers how IUCN’s various knowledge products could be incorporated into a toolkit to assist national conservation planning. He also underlines the importance of highlighting conservation success, a key focus of IUCN’s Green List criteria, which are currently under development and will be integrated into the existing Red List. The issue includes a special section on biodiversity offsetting and conservation, featuring a Forum led by the article Biodiversity offsetting and conservation: reframing nature to save it, by Evangelia Apostolopoulou and Bill Adams, as well as an exchange of letters about which mammal has the longest migration in Africa. In addition, there are 16 research articles, spanning a range of topics, including the monitoring of local well-being in environmental interventions, two decades of change in the coastal forests of Tanzania, harnessing values to save the rhinoceros, identifying priority sites to prevent plant extinctions in Brazil, recovery of the Critically Endangered Hainan gibbon, and the partial altitudinal migration (on foot!) of the satyr tragopan in Bhutan. The cover features the Critically Endangered mongoose lemur Eulemur mongoz, illustrating an article on the effects of human disturbance on the species in the Comoros. The January issue is freely available on the Cambridge Core website throughout 2017.
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.