Addressing human-orangutan conflict in agricultural landscape

Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

Rhinos are the second largest land animals, after the elephants. All rhino species are threatened with poaching and habitat loss.

Indian rhinoceros

Rhinoceros unicornis

The IUCN Status

LC Least Concern
NT
VU Vulnerable
EN
CR
EW
EX Extinct

Javan rhinoceros

Rhinoceros sondaicus

The IUCN Status

LC Least Concern
NT
VU
EN
CR Critically Endangered
EW
EX Extinct

Southern white rhinoceros

Ceratotherium simum ssp. simum

The IUCN Status

LC Least Concern
NT Near Threatened
VU
EN
CR
EW
EX Extinct

Sumatran rhinoceros

Dicerorhinus sumatrensis

The IUCN Status

LC Least Concern
NT
VU
EN
CR Critically Endangered
EW
EX Extinct

Protecting rhinos in the wild

Rhinos are poached for their horns, which are in high demand as a traditional cure and as a status symbol in parts of Asia. As their habitat gets taken over by farms and fragmented by roads, rhinos find their homes shrinking.
Tackling Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Crime Traffic

TRAFFIC Regional

Tackling Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Crime Traffic

Project supported since 2007

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s rich biodiversity unfortunately works as a double-edged sword: its biodiversity richness makes it a hub for tourism and conservation, but at the same time, has made it a target for unscrupulous parties to exploit its resources. One such exploitation is the illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade, and now where is this more apparent than in Southeast Asia. We support TRAFFIC Southeast Asia in their work to combat the illegal wildlife trade. Our funding helps them research and monitor the trade of threatened species in the region like the Javan and Sumatran rhinos.

Conserving Species On The Brink

Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) Regional

Conserving Species On The Brink

Hosting ASAP since 2016

Java and Sumatra

We are the major funder of the IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP), an alliance of Partner organisations working to stop the most endangered Southeast Asian species from going extinct. We host the ASAP Secretariat, which supports Partners in their conservation efforts. International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is an ASAP Partner that deploys the anti-poaching Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) to patrol protected habitats of the Javan and Sumatran rhinos. The RPUs also work with the authorities to stop or reverse habitat encroachment. By introducing better farming methods, the RPUs aim to boost the incomes of local communities and discourage encroachment.

Conservation breeding

We have successfully bred more than 20 white rhinos over the last 50 years. Many of them have been sent to zoos overseas for breeding exchange. We are also proud to be part of a global conservation breeding effort to save the Indian rhino.

Fighting the illegal wildlife trade

Rhinos have been hunted to the brink of extinction for their horns. Some believe these horns have medicinal properties. In fact, their horns are made of keratin, the same material that is in our nails and hair. Give rhinos a fighting chance against extinction. Say no to wildlife products.

Community engagement

Activating the community for conservation efforts

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