Conservation Is Not Cancelled

It has been an incredibly strange and sometimes scary few weeks with a lot of uncertainty, but we’ve been working very hard to ensure that all the members of our IRF family - our staff and partners around the world - are healthy and safe, and that they can continue to keep rhinos safe, even... Continue Reading →

Marine Rhino Protection Unit Now Patrols the Waters Around Ujung Kulon National Park

The Marine Protection Unit launched in January, patrolling the waters around Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP) in Java, Indonesia, home to the last remaining population of Javan rhinos. UKNP staff have estimated that around 50% of people committing illegal activities in the park are now entering from the coast, pulling up on the same beaches... Continue Reading →

Javan Rhino Increases to 72 in Latest Count

Ujung Kulon National Park has the only population of Javan rhinos in the world. A rare camera trap photo of a mother and her young calf, 2015. Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry has announced that the world’s only remaining population of Javan rhinos has increased to 72 individuals in Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP).... Continue Reading →

2019 State of the Rhino Report: Efforts in India and Nepal lead to increases in the numbers of the greater one-horned rhino

This is the third post in the 2019 State of the Rhino Report series. View previous posts: Report Highlights and Africa. Strict protection by government authorities in India and Nepal, has resulted in remarkable conservation successes for the greater one-horned, or Indian, rhino which has rebounded from fewer than 100 individuals to more than 3,600... Continue Reading →

Last Chance to Save Sumatran Rhinos

If we don’t act now, the Sumatran rhino could be extinct in our lifetime. There is still a chance to save the Sumatran rhino. It takes a lot to save a species: vision, a plan, persistence...and your support.

Saving the Sumatran Rhino – While We Still Can

This is our last chance to save Sumatran rhinos. In dense, steamy rainforests on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo, Earth’s few remaining Sumatran rhinos are struggling to exist. Barely hanging on in fragmented sub-populations, this rhino is so rare – fewer than 80 survive – that only a handful of people have ever... Continue Reading →

Mourning Tam: Sabah’s Last Male Sumatran Rhino

A statement from Susie Ellis, PhD, Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation “Tam”, a male Sumatran rhino whose estimated age was 35 years, died today in Sabah, Malaysia following a prolonged illness. Tam’s health had deteriorated in the last few months, Sabah Wildlife Department sources said. Tam passed away surrounded by the dedicated keepers and veterinary... Continue Reading →

New Strategic Partners Join the Effort to Save Sumatran Rhinos

Last World Rhino Day we announced the launch of Sumatran Rhino Rescue, a groundbreaking collaboration between five of the world’s leading conservation groups to support the Government of Indonesia’s Emergency Action Plan to save the Sumatran rhino. Today on Endangered Species Day, we are pleased to welcome three new strategic partners to the Sumatran Rhino... Continue Reading →

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