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 →

Rhino Populations At the Tipping Point

Rhino populations are at the tipping point, barely keeping up with devastating losses from poaching. In Africa, criminals killed more than 1,100 rhinos 2017. Black rhinos in particular have undergone an observed decline of more than 80% in recent generations, which is a serious cause for concern. IRF’s success in saving rhino populations around the... Continue Reading →

Indonesian Communities Helping the Sumatran Rhino

Written by Inov Sectionov, IRF Indonesia Coordinator Of the five rhino species, the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is the most in peril, with population numbers fewer than 80. These rhinos now survive in only very small and highly fragmented populations in Indonesia. The government of Indonesia has devised an emergency action plan to bring the... Continue Reading →

Facing Down A Crisis

Rhinos are in Crisis Two-thirds of the world’s five rhino species could be lost in our lifetime. Rampant poaching by organized criminal networks, habitat loss, and factors ranging from inbreeding to invasive species are driving rhinos to the brink of extinction. Rhino populations are at the tipping point, barely keeping up with devastating losses from... Continue Reading →

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