Javan Rhinoceros
Image credit: Ujung Kulon National Park and WWF Indonesia
Project

Strengthening Protection and Habitat Management for the Critically Endangered Javan Rhino

Duration
2013 - 2015
Location
Indonesia
Species protected
Javan Rhinoceros Rhinoceros sondaicus
Javan Banteng Bos javanicus

Project objectives

  • Patrols are expected to prevent rhino poaching, while reducing other illegal human activities in UKNP by over 60%;
  • The habitat restoration activities should lead to a significant increase in both distribution and numbers of Javan Rhinos as well as benefit the Banteng. Prior experiments removing Arenga palm in selected areas within the JRSCA have indeed produced very encouraging results, as at least six rhinos were observed utilizing the newly restored areas, compared to only two prior to the pilot project’s onset;
  • Monitoring activities will also provide wildlife conservationists with a better understanding of the species’ ecology and behaviour.

This project is implemented by International Rhino Foundation.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching