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World Rhino Day: urgent action must be taken to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino

By Sunarto, Wildlife and Ecology Researcher, Universitas Indonesia
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Indonesia manage to conserve two of the world’s five rhinoceros species. Both the Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus) and the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) still exist today, uniquely only in the country.

However, there are still challenges to overcome.

The population of the two rhino species are extremely small: each has fewer than 80 individuals. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature…


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