The new RPU team in BBSNP recieves a hat from the Head of the Park while Pak Widodo looks on.

The New Rhino Protection Units are Ready for Work in 2017

After a rigorous interview process and intense training, the new RPU teams are ready to start patrolling Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and Way Kambas National Park. The RPUs represent the front line in protection – not only for Sumatran rhinos, but for the numerous other endangered species living in the parks. The RPU teams…

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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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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…