RPUs Detect Illegal Logging while on Patrol in Way Kambas National Park

(reported by WKNP RPU Arief F., summarized by Muhammad Hanif) This fall, the Rhino Protection Units working in Way Kambas National Park have been focusing on a particular area where they suspect an increase in illegal activity – specifically illegal logging.  The RPUs discovered an active illegal logging area in August, which included a moat/trench (used…

Way Kambas National Park Rhino Protection Unit (RPU) Arrest Illegal Agarwood Gatherers

By: M. Rahman (RPU Field Coordinator) and Inov (IRF’s Indonesia Liason) Five teams of four-men, known as Rhino Protection Units (RPUs), patrol the forests of Way Kambas National Park on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. While our main responsibility is to protect the estimated 50 rhinos living in the park, our presence also benefits…