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Democracy in Action – Rhino Protection Units in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park

By Muhammad Hanif, IRF Indonesia Liaison In Indonesia, we have a traditional decision-making custom called musyawarah‐mufakat. Musyawarah and mufakat (deliberation and consensus). This method is used throughout Indonesia, not just in the rural areas, but also even in our parliament. The Rhino Protection Units in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park recently employed musyawarah-mufakat to help…

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CITES and Rhinos: Outcomes of CoP17

In heated discussions last week at the CITES Conference of the Parties (COP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Parties (182 countries and the European Union), overwhelmingly rejected the proposal by Swaziland to “allow limited and regulated trade in white rhino horn collected from natural deaths, recovered from poached Swazi horn, and harvested from live white…

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YABI Celebrates World Rhino Day 2016 at Ujung Kulon National Park

Written by Hanif Muhammad, IRF Indonesia Liaison On September 22, 2016, Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI or the Rhino Foundation of Indonesia) celebrated World Rhino Day at the home of the last remaining population of Javan rhinos on Earth – Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP). The celebration was held just outside of the park, in Taman…

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CITES and the Rhino Horn Trade

IRF believes that the rhino horn trade should not be legalized until there are convincing data indicating that legalization will enhance wild rhino conservation efforts. Heated discussions in the international conservation community are percolating about the legalization of trade in rhino horn, as well as trade affecting the conservation of other wildlife and plant species.…

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Happy World Rhino Day!

Today, we celebrate rhinos – those magnificent, horned beasts that inspire our wonder and touch our hearts. They’re big. They’re old. They lead a fragile existence. And they need us. Rhinos need a team effort from around the globe to battle poaching, secure habitat, strengthen support for partner nations fighting to save rhinos, and educate…

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U.S. To Burn Rhino Horn Stockpile -Takes Stand Against Rhino Horn Trade

TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED September 8, 2016 – The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) lauds the US Fish and Wildlife Service for burning its stockpile of confiscated rhino horn. This planned destruction, which will take place at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, comes just before World Rhino Day on September 22…