Bahara joined the RPUs at its inception in 1995 at Kerinci Seblat National Park in Sumatra, eventually moving to Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. IRF is honored to tell his story of 25 years of service. Bahara was involved in a Sumatran rhino capture program in the early 1990’s. He jumped at the chance to... Continue Reading →
By now you've probably seen this camera trap video of a Javan rhino wallowing - it’s gone viral! But we thought we'd give you a little more behind the video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGf3SfGs420 Like all rhino species, Javan rhinos (Rhinoceros sondaicus) roll in the mud, or wallow, to cool off and the mud helps protect their skin from... 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 →
In more ways than one, Harapan means "hope." Born at the Cincinnati Zoo 12 years ago today, Sumatran rhino Harapan captured the hearts of the many that met him. Now at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia, Harapan has the opportunity to become part of the national conservation breeding strategy. With fewer than 80 of... Continue Reading →
World Rhino Day 2014 - Indonesia IRF partner YABI celebrated World Rhino Day with Pedaling for Rhinos and encouraged celebrants to take a selfie with a rhino banner and photo. Rhino stickers and key rings were handed out to all participants. #teamrhino
Widodo Ramono, director of the Rhino Foundation of Indonesia (Yayasan Badak Indonesia or YABI) was recently honored for his 50-year career dedicated to preserving endangered species, including the Sumatran and Javan rhinos. Pak Widodo received the coveted 2014 SCTV award as a national environmental hero.