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

Thank you for visiting the Pachyderm website. The Editorial Board is excited to announce to our readership that the next issue of Pachyderm, issue 56 will be published in August 2015, and incorporate relevant news covering July 2014-June 2015. All prospective authors who have already submitted material for issue 56 will be contacted shortly. We are pleased to inform you that Susie Goss has accepted the offer of becoming the managing editor of Pachyderm. Susie is a communications specialist with over 20 years’ experience, focusing on environmental issues relating to biodiversity, conservation, climate change and sustainability, and recently served as a Programme Officer on Knowledge Management for UN-REDD. She holds an MSc in Environmental decision-making. If you are interested in being a reviewer, please register on and also let Debbie Gibson, Kees Rookmaaker and Susie Goss know that you are ready and willing to help out. Your efforts really do contribute to keeping Pachyderm in high demand. Elephant related material to both Debbie and Susie, and rhino related material to Kees Rookmaaker at and Susie - All past issues of Pachyderm remain accessible to the public. The Editorial Board

No 56 (2015): July 2014-June 2015

Cover Page
Thandi and her six month old calf (‘Thembi’ that means hope in isiXhosa) in Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa. Thandi survived a brutal attack by poachers, defacing her and destroying her horn growth plate. Only through skilful veterinary work and innovative skin grafts did she survive.

Credit: Daniel Haesslich/Kariega