Stories

Stories

Suzi Eszterhas
  • Greater One-Horned Rhino Population Reaches a New High May 18, 2022

    A recent census of greater one-horned rhinos in India's state of Assam recorded 4,014 individuals. This is a huge milestone for the species, which at one time numbered less than 100 individuals that were near extinction.

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  • Leuser Conservation Forum's Dedy Yansyah Receives Whitley Award May 12, 2022

    Recently, Dedy Yansyah, Wildlife Protection Coordinator for the Leuser Conservation Forum, and RRF grantee, received a 2022 Whitley Award for his outstanding work protecting the Critically Endangered Sumatran rhino.

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  • Rescuing One of North Luangwa's Escaped Rhinos April 18, 2022

    Markus Hofmeyr, Director of the Rhino Recovery Fund, was recently involved in the aerial rescue of a young male black rhino named Chilunda, who escaped from the safety of North Luangwa National Park in Zambia.

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  • An Update on Rhino Poaching in South Africa February 23, 2022

    While rhino poaching has decreased in parts of Africa, it's a rising threat in South Africa. The South African government confirmed that 451 rhinos were illegally killed in 2021, a 14% increase from 2020. Criminal networks must be disrupted to reduce rhino poaching and defend their landscapes.

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  • The RRF’s Gonarezhou Story Featured in Esri's Top 10 List February 18, 2022

    Last year, the RRF supported an incredible project to reintroduce black rhinos to Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park. Esri’s ArcGIS StoryMaps, the platform used by the RRF to share this story, selected it to be in their Top 10 list of favorite stories created in 2021.

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  • Oxpeckers: The Rhino’s Guard December 29, 2021

    A cheeky, red-beaked, black-feathered bird hitching a ride atop a rhino's back is an iconic image. Known as an oxpecker, it maintains a symbiotic relationship with Africa's white and black rhinos.

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