Last World Rhino Day we announced the launch of Sumatran Rhino Rescue, a groundbreaking collaboration between five of the world’s leading conservation groups to support the Government of Indonesia’s Emergency Action Plan to save the Sumatran rhino.
Today on Endangered Species Day, we are pleased to welcome three new strategic partners to the Sumatran Rhino Rescue:
Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden (Stuttgart, Germany)
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden (Ohio, USA)
IRF has partnered with each of these organizations for years and their dedication to rhino conservation efforts around the world make them ideal strategic partners for the Sumatran Rhino Rescue. Conservation is collaborative- developing relationships and working together is critical to saving species. Saving the Sumatran rhino is not something that can be done alone and with fewer than 80 left in the world, they will need all the help they can get.
Sumatran Rhino Rescue is a groundbreaking, collaborative approach to save the Sumatran rhino by supporting the Government of Indonesia’s national Sumatran rhino conservation breeding program. The effort is led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission, in coordination with Global Wildlife Conservation, International Rhino Foundation, National Geographic Society, and WWF and supported by partners on the ground in Indonesia.