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…

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…

#RallyForRangers – Rhino Protection Units in Sumatra, Indonesia

Rhino Protection Units in Sumatra, Indonesia With more than 267 million people, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country. It is also home to the Critically Endangered Sumatran rhino – a species so rare, with fewer than 80 individuals left, that only a handful of people have ever seen one in the wild. The…

Harry the Rhino’s New Expanded Home: Moving Day at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

The expansion of the IRF-funded Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia is well underway. Once complete, it will include: A semi-wild facility with twice the rhino-holding capacity Quarantine facilities for incoming rhinos from the wild Maternity and ambassador animal enclosures Education center and nature trail for visitors Updated research laboratory and staff facilities Additional staff…