Javan Rhinoceros

Javan Rhinoceros

Indonesia’s remote Ujung Kulon National Park on the island of Java holds the only viable population of the Javan rhinoceros, guarded from poaching by IRF Rhino Protection Units.

Indonesia’s remote Ujung Kulon National Park on the western side of the island of Java holds the only viable population of the Javan rhinoceros. The Javan population of this species has been restricted to this area since around the 1930s.

The population appears to have stabilized, largely because it is guarded by a Rhino Protection Unit (RPU). These units were funded by the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) to keep the population safe from poaching.


Image | © Scott Nelson, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY 3.0)
Sources | (Hoogerwerf, 1970; IRF, 2011; van Strien, et al., 2008; Waters, 2000; WWF, 2015)

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