Andatu Gets a Look at his Book

Happy 3rd Birthday Andatu!

At 12:40 am on Saturday, June 23, 2012, Ratu, one of the three adult female rhinos at Indonesia’s Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, gave birth to a 60-lb male calf. Not only was this Ratu’s first baby, but it was the first Sumatran rhino ever born in captivity in Indonesia and only the fifth ever born in…

Photo Courtesy of WWF Indonesia and Ministry of Forestry

Save a Rhino, Save a Tiger

I am writing from Indonesia, where IRF’s Asian Rhino Program team is participating in joint strategic planning for Sumatran rhinos and tigers. Thanks to a generous grant from the Disney Conservation Fund, we can avoid duplicating efforts since both species overlap in rhino habitat. Over the past two weeks, the government and citizens of Indonesia,…

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Team Rhino Wins The Grand All Image Award

FPRA Capital Chapter hosted the Local Image Awards Ceremony on April 16, 2015 and we’re thrilled to share that Salter>Mitchell and the International Rhino Foundation took home the top honor, the Grand All Image Award, for Team Rhino! Salter>Mitchell’s work with IRF to globalize support for rhino conservation through the launch of #TeamRhino on World…

One of the last Javan rhinos captured by a camera trap in Ujung Kulon. WWF, the International Rhino Foundation, and the Aspinall Foundation have supplied the park with more than 100 camera traps. Video capture courtesy of Indonesia's Ministry of Forestry and Ujung Kulon National Park.

Good News for Javan Rhinos

For decades, Javan rhino population estimates have hovered around 40-50 animals in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park – the species’ final stronghold. In 2011, camera trap images suggested there were only 35-44 Javan rhinos remaining in the park. In 2013, IRF and WWF donated 140 additional camera traps to the program, enough to cover a…