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Another Javan Rhino Found Dead in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park

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A second critically endangered Javan rhino has been found dead in Indonesia. Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon Park has lost another of its critically endangered Javan rhinos. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife crime and endangered species. I am the Editor of Rhino Horn is […]

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Second Critically Endangered Javan Rhino Found Dead

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A second critically endangered Javan rhino carcass has been discovered – this time in Indonesia. The world’s most threatened large mammal species, the Javan rhino, has suffered a second devastating loss: A carcass was discovered last week in Indonesia’s remote Ujung Kulon National Park.   Last month, one of just a handful of Vietnam’s Javan […]

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Javan Rhino Census Under Way in Indonesia

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Ujung Kulon National Park is conducting a population survey of critically endangered Javan Rhinos. A joint team comprised of field workers from the Indonesian Rhino Foundation, Ujung Kulong National Park, and the Bogor Institute of Forestry has mobilized to carry out the Javan rhino population census in the last remaining home of Rhinoceros sondaicus. It […]

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One of World’s Last Javan Rhinos Murdered by Poachers in Vietnam

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UPDATE 25 OCTOBER 2011: Javan Rhinos Declared Extinct in Vietnam. Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam, home to the one of the world’s rarest mammals, is now the site of a heinous environmental crime: The murder of one of the world’s last Javan rhinos for its horn. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an […]

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Javan Rhino Habitat Expansion Plans Moving Forward in Ujung Kulon

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Critically endangered Javan rhinos living in Ujung Kulon National Park will soon have more room to roam – and hopefully, breed. Plans to establish a second habitat for Ujung Kulon’s Javan rhinos are moving forward, and rhino experts are hopeful that the increased area will entice these shy creatures to increase their numbers by 2015. […]

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Online Rhino Quiz Level II: Challenging!

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A brand new online rhino quiz is now available! Saving Rhinos is pleased to offer another free educational tool – The Rhino Quiz Level II: Challenging! (Here’s a hint for the Level II quiz: Study up on rhino species!) Simply click the link below to launch Rhino Quiz Level II: Rhino Quiz Level II: Challenging […]

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Javan Rhinos Confirmed in Vietnam!

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UPDATE 25 OCTOBER 2011: Javan Rhinos Declared Extinct in Vietnam. Dung-sniffing dogs have confirmed that Javan rhinos are indeed still surviving in Vietnam. The WWF survey of Vietnam’s Javan rhino population is off to a promising start: Two dung piles and recent footprints! Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which […]

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Study Planned for Javan Rhino Subspecies in Vietnam

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UPDATE 25 OCTOBER 2011: Javan Rhinos Declared Extinct in Vietnam. A comprehensive survey to gather genetic data about the last Javan rhino population in Vietnam kicks off in November 2009. WWF announced earlier this week that a comprehensive survey of Cat Tien’s Javan rhino population will begin next month and continue until April 2010. The […]

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More Threats for Critically Endangered Javan Rhino

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A recent study has revealed that the critically endangered Javan rhino faces even more threats than previously thought. Today, only around 50 Javan rhinos (Rhinoceros sondaicus) remain inside Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park. And, according to the latest study by the Indonesian Rhino Foundation (YABI), now these rhinos can add food shortages, water scarcity, and […]

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Second Habitat to Be Established for Critically Endangered Javan Rhinos

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The last population of approximately 50 Javan Rhinos in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park is to be divided into two groups in hopes of encouraging them to breed. There is just one population of about 50 Javan Rhinos (Rhinoceros sondaicus) still surviving in Ujung Kulon NP, and experts believe the numbers will increase if a […]

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