It once ranged from northeast India to Indonesian Borneo and may have numbered in the tens of thousands. Today, much has changed for the Sumatran rhino. It's one of the most endangered large mammals on the planet. A recent paper by WCS and the University of Massachusetts provides vital data to support a final attempt to rescue it from extinction.
WCS is doing several things to help.
Supporting the Indonesian Government Rhino Secretariat to take high-level action to save Sumatran rhinos.
Supporting Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, the location of one of the four Sumatran rhino populations in Indonesia, in establishing an "Intensive Protection Zone" for the remaining rhinos in the park.
Setting up SMART in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and also Gunung Leuser National Park, another priority Sumatran rhino site, to enhance the overall protection effort of the species by government.
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