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Global Rhino Conservation: Sumatran Rhino in Trouble

7 November 2011

The Green Renaissance team has been humbled and inspired by the global response to our recent rhino translocation photos, and the general feeling of positivity as to WWF’s reinvigorated conservation efforts.

However, even with the wonderful success of the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project in South Africa, rhino poaching is still a global issue, with Sumatran rhinos very much under threat from poaching and habitat loss.

According to an article on Mongabay, the Sumatran rhino is the smallest of the rhino species, and only found on the island of Borneo, Malaysia.

Conservation efforts similar to the WWF translocation that we photographed will need to take place to ensure their survival, which is even more urgent due to the recent extinction of the Javan rhino species.

  • Mary Yorton

    I am a huge supporter of the WWF and Rhino’s are by far my favorite animal. Thank you for all you do to help them and I just wish there was more I could do.

  • Karen

    You have a typo @ 00:21 – It should say “BUT, habitat destruction and poaching have decimated THEIR numbers” (not THERE).
    Great video, though!

    • Hi Karen

      Yes, there are a few typos in the film, but this is because it is made by a foreign film company, whose first language is obviously not English.