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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.
In the Editorial of the April 2016 issue of Oryx, David Mallon reflects on the mixed fortunes of the endemic ungulates of the Eurasian steppes, focusing in particular on the iconic saiga antelope, which is an integral component of the steppe ecosystem and an important part of the culture of Central Asia. A virtual issue featuring all Oryx articles cited in the Editorial, including a number of articles on the Mongolian gazelle and the saiga antelope, is freely available here on the Cambridge Journals website. The April issue includes four special sections, bringing together a collection of articles on snow leopards and their prey, fish conservation in India, the Chinese giant salamander, and the conservation of marine turtles. The lead article, South-east Asia’s forest fires: blazing the policy trail, examines the challenges involved in tackling transboundary haze pollution and includes an addendum with an update on the forest fires that caused unprecedented damage to the region’s biodiversity in 2015, exacerbated by strong El Niño effects. The cover features a fire close to Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra. Other subjects covered in the issue include the role of traditional beliefs in the conservation of herpetofauna in Banten, Indonesia; identifying challenges to enforcement in protected areas, based on case studies from 15 parks in Colombia; the persistence of the musk deer in Afghanistan; live capture and ownership of lemurs in Madagascar; and a resurvey of Albania for the Eurasian otter 22 years after the fall of communism.
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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