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

Submit your work to Pachyderm!

We use an online journal management system for Pachyderm - you can access this here.  Please review the Guidelines for Contributors as you prepare your manuscript.

Pachyderm provides immediate Open Access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board

Pachyderm is governed by a voluntary Editorial Board:

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

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).