Together We Persevere – IRF’s 2019 Annual Report

Rhinos face challenges every year and 2019 was no different. Poaching pressure intensified in certain areas of southern Africa. Sumatran rhino populations continued to be at risk. But working collaboratively with our allies, we also saw encouraging results. Strict protection and partnership in India resulted in a decline in poaching losses. The fragile Javan rhino... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Planting!

For the past month we’ve been raising funds to plant trees in Way Kambas National Park, home to one of the world’s most endangered mammal species, the Sumatran rhino. With fewer than 80 animals left, all living in small, fragmented populations, we must take immediate action to save the Sumatran rhino from extinction.  IRF is... Continue Reading →

Andatu is Turning 8 and He’s Hungry!

When you were a child, you probably enjoyed pizza or ice cream parties for your birthday. For a rhino, like Andatu, he prefers plants and fruits as his treat. Today is his special day, and the keepers at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Way Kambas National Park in Sumatra, Indonesia have his favorites ready... Continue Reading →

Growing Harmony

Restoration Site, Way Kambas National Park. Photo by Nick Garbutt. http://www.nickgarbutt.com Reforestation can be difficult. Fires, tsunamis, and other natural disasters can be a setback. Without the commitment of the local community, the project will struggle to be sustainable. It's a delicate harmony. Way Kambas National Park in Sumatra is the only protected area in... Continue Reading →

Recovering Habitat in Sumatra

The dense, steamy rainforests of Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park shelter some of the world’s most unique and threatened mammal species, including Sumatran elephants, tigers, and rhinos.  The Sumatran rhino in particular is so rare - fewer than 80 survive - that only a handful of people have ever seen one in the wild. Experts... Continue Reading →

2019 State of the Rhino Report: Efforts in India and Nepal lead to increases in the numbers of the greater one-horned rhino

This is the third post in the 2019 State of the Rhino Report series. View previous posts: Report Highlights and Africa. Strict protection by government authorities in India and Nepal, has resulted in remarkable conservation successes for the greater one-horned, or Indian, rhino which has rebounded from fewer than 100 individuals to more than 3,600... Continue Reading →

2019 State of the Rhino Report: 10-Year Improvement in World Rhino Populations Offers Cautious Hope

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) has released the 2019 State of the Rhino Report. The report details the impacts on the conservation of the world’s five species of rhinoceros: Remarkable recoveries have been seen over the past ten years for several species, including the black rhino in Africa and the greater one-horned rhino in India... Continue Reading →

Where Do Rhinos Stand After CITES CoP 18?

RHINO RECAP  Spirited and sometimes heated discussions wrapped up last week at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES. Representatives from nearly every country on Earth gathered in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss trade issues pertaining not only to charismatic megavertebrates like rhinos... Continue Reading →

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