Sumatran Rhino Rescue

As part of the Society’s efforts to help save the Sumatran rhino before it’s too late, we’re working with conservationists like Rudi Putra, a National Geographic Fellow working in Indonesia to protect this critically endangered species. We caught up with Putra to learn more about this project, what inspires him, and what people can do to help save the Sumatran rhino.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 the government of Indonesia announced the rescue and relocation of a female Sumatran rhino in Kalimantan. The search and rescue operation was undertaken by the National Geographic Society-supported Sumatran Rhino Rescueinitiative: a groundbreaking alliance of conservation organizations working together to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino from extinction. To learn...

Today, in advance of World Rhino Day on September 22, five of the world’s leading international conservation organizations announced the formation of a groundbreaking strategic partnership to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros from extinction. The effort, established to support the Government of Indonesia’s national Sumatran rhino conservation breeding program, is led by the International...