Save the Rhino Five!
World Rhino Day is September 22nd!
RHINOS! Whats not to love! These amazing animals are in need of all the help they can get. Each species of rhino have experienced threats from habitat loss and poaching. Some species are on the brink of extinction and some species are making a great comeback, finally reaching sustainable population numbers. The 5 species of rhino include the Black, White, Sumatran, Javan, and the greater one-horned. Researchwild! has connected with programs in South Africa and in Indonesia that are providing support for the Black, White, and Javan Rhino.
ResearchWild! works closely with a network of ranches, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and veterinarians within the Limpopo Province of South Africa that maintain and manage Black Rhinos and White Rhinos. White Rhinos are the success story of the rhino world. Their numbers came back from less than 100 in the early 1900’s and are now the only of the 5 rhino species to not be endangered at this time. Despite no longer being endangered, they still require protection from habitat loss and poaching. Maintaining these sustainable numbers is key to making sure this species survives for many generations to come. The Black Rhino is a critically endangered species that has also made a great comeback in numbers, however, has not made it completely out of the red zone yet. With persistent conservation programs on-going, this species will stand a chance at reaching sustainable numbers in the future.
The Javan rhino is one of the most critically endangered large mammals of the world and can only be found in one location within Indonesia. There are less that 60 in the wild currently and conservation efforts are working hard to protect this species so it has a chance at recreating a larger and more sustainable population. ResearchWild!’s new partnership with Friends of Rhino Foundation and the Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia has been an exciting venture.
With your help, we can directly contribute to these species increasing in number and staying away from, or bouncing back from, the brink of extinction!