Animals
 Indonesia
Project #13732

Saving the Javan Rhino

by World Wildlife Fund

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.
$50,000
total goal
$46,736
remaining
252
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

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.

Solution

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

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.

Resources

WWF's website
WWF Overview of Javan Rhino

Organization Information

World Wildlife Fund

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.worldwildlife.org/​
World Wildlife Fund
Project Leader:
Emily Lauer-Bader
Corporate Relations
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

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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