Community Member Turns Over Weapon to Rhino Protection Unit

  The population of Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is being threatened by illegal hunting in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP). Rhino protection units (RPUs) started patrolling the area which have allowed for the sun bear to safely begin re-inhabiting the forest. RPUs also began raising awareness in the local communities about illegal hunting and it’s…

Meet the RPU Team Guarding Ratu and Protecting Sumatran Rhinos

Written by Hanif Muhammad – IRF Indonesia Liaison  The Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) veterinarians weren’t the only ones preparing for Ratu’s second birth. A Rhino Protection Unit (RPU), usually working inside Way Kambas National Park, was stationed at the SRS to provide an extra layer of protection to the resident rhinos. The RPU began their special…

INTERPOL hosts meeting of international analysts to enhance capacity for wildlife protection in tiger-range countries

LYON, FRANCE – Law enforcement representatives from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam have met at the INTERPOL General Secretariat for an intensive five-day consultation on enhancing intelligence-led law enforcement. Discussions focused on disrupting the networks behind poaching and illegal trade of wildlife and its derivatives, including but not…