30 Apr '13, 6pm

Malaysia may loan Indonesia rhinos to save species from extinction

Malaysia may loan Indonesia rhinos to save species from extinction

Malaysia may loan Indonesia rhinos to save species from extinction mongabay.com April 30, 2013 print Conservationists and officials meeting last month at a rhino crisis summit in Singapore agreed to a radical plan to loan Sumatran rhinos between nations if it means saving the critically endangered species from extinction. The proposal, which could still be thwarted by red tape and political opposition, could lead Malaysia to send some of its Sumatran rhinos to semi-captive breeding facilities in Indonesia. "I will bring to my government for approval whatever I and other Sumatran rhino experts feel are the best recommendations for specific actions. If that involves a recommendation to loan rhinos between nations, so be it. This is our very last chance to save the species, and we must get it right this time," said Laurentius Ambu, Sabah Wildlife Department, in a statement is...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0430-sumatran-rhino-crisis....

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