For any queries regarding Pachyderm, including information on subscriptions, please contact:
The Editor, Pachyderm
IUCN/SSC/African Elephant Specialist Group
P O Box 68200, Nairobi, KENYA
Tel: + 254 20 249 3561/65
Email: afesg at iucn dot org
Journal of the African Elephant, African Rhino and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups
Welcome to the online edition of Pachyderm, the journal of the African Elephant, African Rhino and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups. From this page you can access all issues of Pachyderm, going back to 1983.
Pachyderm is a bi-annual international peer-reviewed journal that deals primarily with matters related to African elephant and African and Asian rhino conservation and management in the wild. It is also a platform for dissemination of information concerning the activities of the African Elephant, the African Rhino, and the Asian Rhino Specialist Groups of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC).
The journal is available in portable document format (PDF), and you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. If you do not have Acrobat installed, please download it here. Although the file size of each issue can be large and may take several minutes to download, if you only want to read an article you can take advantage of byte-serving, a technology which allows you to 'jump' straight to the page of interest without having to download the entire Journal. Simply use the links in the Table of Contents for each issue. You can also search the Pachyderm Cumulative Index (issues 1-31).
We welcome submissions for future issues of Pachyderm. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication, please read the Guidelines to contributors.
Please note that Pachyderm issues 1 to 27 have been mechanically scanned and digitized using optical character recognition (OCR) software. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, errors may have been indadvertently introduced in the digitization process.
Views expressed in Pachyderm are those of the individual authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of IUCN, the Species Survival Commission or any of the three Specialist Groups responsible for producing Pachyderm (namely the African Elephant Specialist Group, the African Rhino Specialist Group and the Asian Rhino Specialist Group).
Call for cover photos
Do you have great photos of rhinos or African elephants in the wild? Would you like to have them featured in the cover of Pachyderm? If interested, email us low-resolution versions of the photo, together with a short description and details on the location where the photo was taken. If your photo is selected for publication, we will ask you for a hi-resolution version. We can't offer financial remuneration, but authors of featured photos will receive a free copy of the issue of Pachyderm in which their photo is published.
Would you like to download individual articles from Pachyderm, rather than entire issues? You finally can! Just point your browser to http://www.pachydermjournal.org and click on the link to the current issue. For the time being, only papers from issue 42 to the current issue are available, but we will be uploading articles from all past issues in the near future.