Javan Rhinoceros

Javan Rhinoceros

The Javan rhinoceros population in Ujung Julon National Park has been increasing over the past 5 years and the feasibility of establishing a second population in another suitable, secure habitat is being considered.

The Javan rhinoceros’ population has been inching up over the past five years.

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) has funded a Rhino Protection Unit (RPU) in the Ujung Julon National Park in Java, Indonesia in order to guard and protect the last remaining viable population of Javan rhinos from poaching.

In order to give the species a greater chance of long-term survival, authorities are now working with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and other organizations in order to study the feasibility of translocating and reintroducing rhinos from Ujung Kulon National Park to establish a second population in another suitable and secure habitat. This urgently-needed second population could ease the pressure on Ujung Kulon, offer breeding space for the Javan rhino, and provide the best possible hope for the species’ survival.

Image | © Willem van der Merwe (WillemSvdMerwe), All Rights Reserved
Sources | (IRF, 2011; van Strien, et al., 2008; Waters, 2000; WWF, 2015)

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