Wearable Art – Showcasing Rhinos on Batik

Protecting Indonesia’s biological treasures is just as important as protecting its cultural heritage – one of the many reasons that IRF operates rhino protection units in Indonesia’s national parks, including UNESCO World Heritage sites Ujung Kulon National Park (Javan rhinos) and Way Kambas National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (Sumatran rhinos). Indonesia’s rich…

How To Save A Species

  Rampant poaching by organized criminal networks, habitat loss, and factors ranging from inbreeding to invasive species are driving Africa’s black rhino and Indonesia’s Sumatran and Javan rhinos to the brink of extinction. Due to this, two-thirds of the world’s five rhino species could be lost in our lifetime. But we also have victories to…

Sex and the Sumatran Rhino

Susie Ellis, PhD Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation Despite the innate drive to reproduce, some rhinoceros species are notoriously difficult to breed. Recent research published in Mammal Review takes stock of assisted reproductive techniques that have been used for rhinoceros species, noting that assisted reproductive technologies, once they are reliable, may play a vital role in…