27 Sep '12, 4pm

Only ~40 Javan #rhinos left on the planet. WWF & partners are working to give them a new habitat & hope for survival

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono declared June 5th, 2012 as the start of the International Year of the Rhino. This was in response to the rising demand for rhino horn and increased pressures on both the Javan and Sumatran rhino, another species of rhino also found in Indonesia. His declaration comes as WWF celebrates 50 years of conservation work in Indonesia. "WWF's first project in Indonesia included work on the Javan rhino. It is an important part of our history and WWF along with our partners have come up with a solid conservation plan that, with help from the Indonesian government and our partners in Indonesia, will ensure that the Javan rhino is also a part of our future," said Dr. Barney Long, WWF Asian species expert. WWF, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Rhino Foundation and other conservation organizations are ...

Full article: http://worldwildlife.org/stories/new-hope-for-javan-rhinos