#RallyForRangers – Rhino Protection Units in Java, Indonesia

Rhino Protection Units in Java, Indonesia The world’s sole remaining population of the Javan rhino – numbering merely 67 individuals – lives in Ujung Kulon National Park on the island of Java. Javan rhinos have survived in Ujung Kulon because they are protected year-round by Rhino Protection Units (RPUs), four-man units that patrol the park…

Rhino Protection Units in Indonesia Celebrate their 23rd Anniversary

by Sectionov, IRF Indonesia Coordinator Twenty-three years ago today, Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) began protecting Indonesia’s two most critically endangered species – Sumatran and Javan rhinos. Funded by the International Rhino Foundation, RPUs are part of a long running partnership with Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI). Due to the incredible success of having RPUs in the…

Southern white rhino, Fossil Rim, Rhino Keeper Association, Susie Ellis, Board of Directors

The International Rhino Keeper Association: Rhino Keepers Saving Rhinos

There are many tricks of the trade when it comes to zookeeping, but unlike many fields where this info might be heavily guarded secrets, Zookeepers WANT to share this information with each other – because it’s for the benefit of all animals. The International Rhino Keeper Association (IRKA) was created for just that intention. Since…