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…

New Attention Towards Recent Rhino Extinctions: Western Black Rhino

The emerging debate around the recent announcement of the Dallas Safari Club’s plans to auction a trophy hunt for a critically endangered black rhino in Namibia has touched off a firestorm of comments from concerned individuals and organizations around the world.  The International Rhino Foundation’s (IRF) commentary on this auction can be found on our…

The Javan Rhino’s Final Stronghold

By Bill Konstant, IRF Program Officer August 27, 1883.  It’s been called “the day the world exploded.”  One hundred and thirty years ago this month, the volcanic island of Krakatau (Krakatoa) blew its top.  The smoking mountain had given several days warning to the human inhabitants of Java and Sumatra, the closest large islands, but…