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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 2013 issue of Oryx, which contains 16 research articles as well as a range of other material, is available until the end of December 2013.
The October 2013 issue of Oryx contains 16 research articles, including a special section of four articles on carnivore conservation in Africa and Asia.
In the editorial David Mallon and Mark Stanley Price consider the practical need to define ‘wild’ and ‘non wild’ and the implications of these definitions for international agreements such as CITES, national legislation, lists of protected species and the IUCN Red List, all of which relate to wild species.
As societies become increasingly urbanized, exposure to ‘the wild’ via television, film-making and other media may become increasingly important. The wildlife media industry as a potential source of financing for conservation is the focus of a lively debate in the Forum section. And in the special section, an assessment of media coverage of Asiatic black bears in Japan indicates that more extensive communications with media by researchers, government officials and police are needed to enhance public knowledge of the species and may lead to broader perspectives on their management.
Elsewhere in the journal, Gumert et al. survey the ways in which human activity negatively affects stone tool-using macaques in Leon Son National Park, Thailand and Nelson et al. review the effect of trophy hunting in relation to lion conservation goals using comparative case studies from Southern and East Africa.
Read the full list of articles in the October issue of Oryx.
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Membership includes access to all the issues of Oryx published between 1950 and the current issue. Fauna & Flora International also offers institutional subscriptions.