Enhancing protection of the Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino

Enhancing the Protection of the Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino

2013 - 2015
Species protected
Sumatran Rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis

Project objectives

The goal is to reverse the decline in the world’s Sumatran Rhino population. Through RPUs and advocacy efforts towards a tougher persecution of wildlife crime, the project is aiming for zero rhino poaching and a 50% reduction in the poaching of other species (Sumatran Tigers, Sumatran Elephants). Local communities will benefit from the project through direct employment and an expected 20% increase in agricultural income. This will in turn spur local support and ownership for conservation efforts.

This project is implemented by International Rhino Foundation.


Habitat loss & degradation