Let’s Get Planting!

For the past month we’ve been raising funds to plant trees in Way Kambas National Park, home to one of the world’s most endangered mammal species, the Sumatran rhino. With fewer than 80 animals left, all living in small, fragmented populations, we must take immediate action to save the Sumatran rhino from extinction.  IRF is... Continue Reading →

Growing Harmony

Restoration Site, Way Kambas National Park. Photo by Nick Garbutt. http://www.nickgarbutt.com Reforestation can be difficult. Fires, tsunamis, and other natural disasters can be a setback. Without the commitment of the local community, the project will struggle to be sustainable. It's a delicate harmony. Way Kambas National Park in Sumatra is the only protected area in... Continue Reading →

Recovering Habitat in Sumatra

The dense, steamy rainforests of Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park shelter some of the world’s most unique and threatened mammal species, including Sumatran elephants, tigers, and rhinos.  The Sumatran rhino in particular is so rare - fewer than 80 survive - that only a handful of people have ever seen one in the wild. Experts... Continue Reading →

A Day at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

If you've been following our blog, then you've heard us talking about the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS). For our new readers, the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, located in the heart of Way Kambas National Park on the island of Sumatra, is home to the only reproductively viable captive Sumatran rhinos in the world. Created in 1996,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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