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Journal of the African Elephant, African Rhino and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups

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).


Read Pachyderm!

Full PDFs of every issue of Pachyderm, going back to 1983, are available here.

Individual articles of Pachyderm since Pachyderm 42 are available here


Editorial Board

Pachyderm is produced by a Managing Editor, Susie Goss, and governed by a voluntary Editorial Board:

  • Deborah Gibson (Section Editor - African elephants)
  • Kees Rookmaaker (Section Editor - African and Asian rhinos)
  • Holly T. Dublin
  • Richard Emslie
  • Mike Knight
  • Esmond Martin
  • Ben Okita-Ouma
  • Robert Olivier
  • Bibhab K. Talukdar
  • Lucy Vigne
  • Justine Cordingley


Hard copies

A very small print run of each issue is completed. If you are interested in buying a hard copy of a particular issue, please contact us.



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).


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