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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 2016 issue of Oryx, which contains 21 research articles as well as a range of other material, is available until the end of December 2016.
In the Editorial of the July issue, Martin Fisher follows the narratives of apparent conflict between people and wildlife that have featured in Oryx since Volume 1 of 1950, and ponders the question ‘whose conflict is it anyway?’ Widely used phrases such as human–wildlife conflict and human–carnivore conflict are perhaps misleading, as many so-called conflicts between people and wildlife are actually conflicts between people motivated by different interests; for example, between conservation and livelihood activities. The Editorial concludes with a call to mobilize the extensive research on the subject to save lives of people and wild species alike. A virtual issue featuring all Oryx articles cited in the Editorial is freely available on the Cambridge Journals website. The July issue includes two special sections, on harvesting & hunting and plant conservation, and the cover features the naked man orchid Orchis italica, one of the species harvested from the wild in Mediterranean countries to produce the beverage salep. The issue includes a total of 22 research articles on a diverse range of subjects, including the fate of an Amazonian frog in a changing climate, inefficiency in the fight against wildlife crime in Brazil, a network study of Bali starling conservation, a case study of charcoal production in Madagascar in the context of changing livelihoods and protected area management, the role of livestock guarding dogs in predator control on Namibian farmlands, and recolonizing large carnivores in the mid-western USA.
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.