Marine Rhino Protection Unit Now Patrols the Waters Around Ujung Kulon National Park

The Marine Protection Unit launched in January, patrolling the waters around Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP) in Java, Indonesia, home to the last remaining population of Javan rhinos. UKNP staff have estimated that around 50% of people committing illegal activities in the park are now entering from the coast, pulling up on the same beaches... Continue Reading →

Tried and True Methods – Collaboration

Conservation is collaborative. There is more work to do to save rhinos than one person or organization can ever accomplish in a lifetime. We know how to recover the species – but it can’t be accomplished alone. Over the course of our our organization’s history, we have supported and managed rhino conservation projects in Africa... Continue Reading →

Rhino Protection Units in Indonesia Celebrate their 23rd Anniversary

by Sectionov, IRF Indonesia Coordinator Twenty-three years ago today, Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) began protecting Indonesia’s two most critically endangered species – Sumatran and Javan rhinos. Funded by the International Rhino Foundation, RPUs are part of a long running partnership with Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI). Due to the incredible success of having RPUs in the... Continue Reading →

Our New Rhino Heroes Get Ready to Rock & Roll!

Written by Hanif Muhammed, IRF Indonesia Liaison Ever wondered what it takes to become a member of one of Indonesia’s Rhino Protection Units (RPUs)? Just like the job, the interview process is incredibly rigorous! To start, interested individuals fill out an extensive application. Leadership then selects candidates who are then interviewed and invited to participate... Continue Reading →

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