Only three Sumatran rhinos left in Sabah

Ruben Sario – Star Asia News Network KOTA KINABALU – Sabah wildlife experts are for the first time acknowledging the grim fate of the state’s Sumatran rhinos. They are now certain that the three rhinos in captivity are the only ones left and they are incapable of breeding due to health problems. State Tourism, Culture […]

Laos’ special economic zone a black hole for illegal wildlife trade

The Kings Roman casino complex in Laos’ Special Economic Zone in Boten province has been operating for over 5 years since it was approved by the Lao government in 2007. There has been many reports and investigations made and submitted to various conservation organisations and enforcenment agencies into its illegal wildlife trade. Laos is also […]

Camera traps confirm that Sumatran rhinos still roam Leuser rainforest

With the help of remote camera traps, wildlife rangers have confirmed that the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) still inhabits the Leuser ecosystem in northern Sumatra, making the forest the only place on the Earth where Sumatran tigers, orangutans, elephants, and rhinos survive in a single ecosystem, though all remain Critically Endangered. An ongoing survey by […]

Endangered Sumatran rhino gives birth in Lampung

New rhino: In this 2010 file photo released by the Indonesian Rhino Foundation, locally known as Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI) and the International Rhino Foundation (IRF), a female Sumatran rhino named Ratu is seen at Way Kambas Rhino Reservation in Lampung, Indonesia. An Indonesian official said that 12-year-old Ratu has given birth to a male […]