Today is World Ranger Day. IRF is celebrating the men and women who protect rhinos starting today and throughout August which is the 25th Anniversary of the Indonesian Rhino Protection Units (RPUs). Tune in for stories, shoutouts from the field and other content all month long. One day just doesn't seem enough. Every day, rangers... Continue Reading →
If we don’t act now, the Sumatran rhino could be extinct in our lifetime. There is still a chance to save the Sumatran rhino. It takes a lot to save a species: vision, a plan, persistence...and your support.
Twenty-four years ago today, Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) began protecting Indonesia’s two most critically endangered species – Javan and Sumatran rhinos. There are only 68 Javan rhinos left in the world and fewer than 80 Sumatran rhinos- but there would not be even this many were it not for the continued protection of the RPUs.... Continue Reading →
Yesterday, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia announced the death of a Javan rhino in Ujung Kulon National Park. Ujung Kulon is the only place in the world where this critically endangered species of rhino still exists, and their population is now down to 68. The young male, named Manggala, would have been too... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the First Annual Rhiny Awards! With award season in full-swing we thought there are a few species that also deserve recognition for their outstanding performances this year. Spoiler alert: all five species of rhino are winners to us BUT, can you guess which species wins which award? Check out the nominees and categories... Continue Reading →
Rhino Protection Units in Java, Indonesia The world’s sole remaining population of the Javan rhino – numbering merely 67 individuals – lives in Ujung Kulon National Park on the island of Java. Javan rhinos have survived in Ujung Kulon because they are protected year-round by Rhino Protection Units (RPUs), four-man units that patrol the park... Continue Reading →
Rhino Protection Units in Sumatra, Indonesia With more than 267 million people, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country. It is also home to the Critically Endangered Sumatran rhino - a species so rare, with fewer than 80 individuals left, that only a handful of people have ever seen one in the wild. The... Continue Reading →
When you donate to IRF’s Rally for Rangers campaign, you’ll help fund equipment and training for K9 units working to stop poachers in southern Africa. Thank you for helping rangers keep the planet safe for wildlife.
Interview with Ranger S (name withheld for security reasons) Ranger, Big Game Parks in eSwatini -- Kingdom of Swaziland Why did you decide to become a ranger? I have wanted to become a ranger since I was little, to play a role in protecting our wildlife. I love animals and I love being in the... Continue Reading →
Today, on #GivingTuesday, we want to thank you for your commitment to protecting rhinos and other endangered species that share their habitat. Your support has had tremendous impact. Please consider donating to IRF today to extend your impact even further. This Giving Tuesday your gift will be doubled, up to $15,000, by a match from... Continue Reading →