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Saving the Javan Rhino

 
$3,264
$46,736
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Indonesia is home to the only population of Javan rhinos left on the planet. Only about 40 of these rhinos exist there-making the Javan rhino one of the rarest mammals in the world.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Javan rhinos are the most threatened of the five rhino species, with as few as 35 individuals surviving in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. Vietnam's last Javan rhino was poached in 2010. The Javan rhino is a dusky grey color and has a single horn of up to about 10 inches. Their skin has a number of loose folds giving the appearance of armor plating.

How will this project solve this problem?

Funds raised will help support anti-poaching efforts and a population survey.

Potential Long Term Impact

The population in Ujung Kulon National Park represents the only hope for the survival of a species that is on the brink of extinction. Until the late 19th century and early 20th century, Javan rhinos existed from northeast India and the Sunderbans , throughout mainland Southeast Asia, and on the island of Sumatra. If we lose the population in Java, the entire species will disappear.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,264

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,264 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.

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Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Emily Lauer-Bader

Corporate Relations
Washington, DC United States

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