#RallyForRangers – Rhino Protection Units in Java, Indonesia

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…

#RallyForRangers – Rhino Protection Units in Sumatra, Indonesia

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…

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…

Help Fill a Ranger’s Backpack

You can support this month’s rhino champions – our Rhino Protection Units – by helping us buy the equipment that each ranger must carry on patrol, including a sleeping bag, tarp, raincoat, boots, cooking tools, mosquito net, machete and more. A full ranger kit costs $300, but a contribution of any amount will make a…