Part III: A Visit to Ujung Kulon National Park with IRF’s RPUs

Written by Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, IRF Asian Rhino Program Coordinator

Read Part I and Part II

The black line depicts the route we used to go the Cikeusik in Southern part of UKNP

The black line depicts the route we used to go the Cikeusik in Southern part of UKNP

On the 6th of May, we left the camp at Cikeusik and started our journey back to Tamanjaya by the same route. We started the return walk at 5.30 AM, and had good energy – it took an hour less this time to get back from Point D to Point C. We took brief rest at the beach to have tea and some fruit juice and then started walking through forests to Karang Ranjang (Point B) where we had lunch. Then we moved to Point A in northern part of UKNP from where we were picked up by the RPU boat on 6th May around 3 PM. What a trip!

 

Bibhab serves as IRF’s Asian Rhino Program Coordinator, overseeing our work in Indonesia and India. He is Chair of the IUCN SSC Asian Rhino Specialist Group, and Secretary General of the Indian NGO Aaranyak. He has been involved in rhino research and conservation in Asia since 1996.

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