Stories

Suzi Eszterhas
  • Captive Breeding for Sumatran Rhinos Set to Increase September 15, 2021

    There are less than 100 Sumatran rhinos left, with the vast majority of them concentrated in key protected areas like the Leuser Ecosystem and Way Kambas National Park. Captive breeding efforts must intensify in order to give these rhinos a shot at bouncing back.

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  • Javan Rhino Population Continues to Slowly Grow August 30, 2021

    A few months ago, it was reported that two new Javan rhinos were spotted in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park, the only remaining home in the wild for Javan rhinos. Recent news continues this exciting trend, as another new pair of calves have been seen in the park.

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  • Rhino Poaching Rebounds in South Africa August 23, 2021

    While recent news has reported a decline in rhino poaching in certain African countries, South Africa has not followed this trend. A recent report shows that in the first six months of 2021, 249 rhinos were killed by poachers for their horns, up from 166 poached during the same period in 2020.

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  • Rhino and Elephant Poaching Declines in Namibia August 6, 2021

    Earlier this year, the Namibian government reported that rhino and elephant poaching activity was declining. This is significant considering Namibia is home to a sizable population of the world's remaining white and black rhinos. A recent update confirms that this downward trend has thankfully continued.

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  • The Importance of Rangers with Integrity July 31, 2021

    Every year on July 31, World Ranger Day is meant to highlight the incredible work of the women and men who risk their lives protecting endangered wildlife. While it is still important to draw attention to these remarkable protectors, we must also address the awful problem of some rangers betraying that duty.

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  • An Update on Arthur, the Orphaned Rhino July 22, 2021

    Earlier this year, we featured a story about the orphaned rhinos being rehabilitated by RRF grantee Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary. Among this group of young rhinos is Arthur, an orphan who was injured trying to protect his mother from poachers. Arthur was three weeks old when CFW's team rescued him, and now at three years old, Arthur has miraculously recovered to be an energetic ray of sunshine.

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