A fragile consensus to capture more rhinos has finally been reached, but one major roadblock remains: Indonesian officials.
Ex-situ Conservation News
Time is running out for this Critically Endangered species. So why aren’t we doing more?
Are the park's Sumatran rhinos getting better at hiding from humans, or have they simply disappeared?
Nobody knows exactly how many Sumatran rhinos survive in the wild. But the numbers aren't looking good.
A team of marine mammal experts is searching for the last vaquitas (Phocoena sinus) in the Gulf of California. They’ve gathered in northern Mexico, at the invitation of the government…
Born in the United States, Sumatran rhino Harapan is settling into his new home at Indonesia's Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary.
Taking a bath can be one of the more relaxing things in life – even for bald eagles. Pausing briefly to give us a curious look, the eagle dipped its…
LAHAD DATU, Malaysia – The rhino breeding center near the entrance to Danum Valley Conservation Area sits like an oasis of calm against the cacophony of beeps, woots and zaps…
Around 4,300 years ago, mainland mammoths had died out and only 300 remained on Wrangel Island off the Siberian coast. Isolated on an island in the Arctic Ocean, these woolly…
On today’s program we speak with Crystal Davis, the director of Global Forest Watch, a near-real-time forest monitoring system created by the World Resources Institute. Mongabay has partnered with Global…
Conservationists are celebrating the successful reintroduction of an iconic antelope species, the scimitar-horned oryx, to a portion of its historical range on the edge of the Sahara desert after 14…
On January 20, Indonesian law enforcement officials and the country’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry confiscated 19 Javan slow lorises from an online trader in Cirebon, West Java. Results of…
The story of a species with one of earth’s oldest mammal lineages, the Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), is an illuminating chapter in the tale of what scientists are now calling…
A small NGO, Species360, manages a database that stores records on thousands of species around the world, with countless potential applications.
There’s probably only one thing left that can save the Bornean rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni): cutting-edge, high cost in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology. This subspecies of the Critically Endangered Sumatran…
This is the second article in two-part series about a captive breeding program attempting to rescue the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) from the brink of extinction. Read Part One here.…
This is Part One of a two-part series about attempts to rescue Sumatran rhinos from the brink of extinction by breeding the critically endangered species in captivity. Read Part Two…
The fate of an imperiled species shined a little brighter on Thursday, when Ratu the Sumatran rhinoceros gave birth to her second calf at a captive breeding center in Indonesia. The…
At present rates of destruction, in about 25 years there will be no rainforests outside protected areas in Malaysia, already void of Sumatran rhinoceroses, nor in Indonesia. Many fewer than…
Another tiger has died at Indonesia's infamous Surabaya Zoo, once again bringing attention to the negligence, mismanagement and corruption that has plagued the institution. Zoo veterinarian Irmanu Ommy said the…
Conservation in madagascar
- Audio: Amazon tribe’s traditional medicine encyclopedia gets an update, and conservation effectiveness in Madagascar examined
- CITES rejects Madagascar’s bid to sell rosewood and ebony stockpiles
- Abandoned by their sponsors, Madagascar’s orphaned parks struggle on
Indonesias forest guardians
- Reliance on natural healing cultivates respect for nature in Indonesian village
- In a Papuan district, tribes push to revive a legacy of sustainability
- In rural Indonesia, women spearhead the fight to protect nature
- Do protected areas work in the tropics?
- Experience or evidence: How do big conservation NGOs make decisions?
- Does community-based forest management work in the tropics?
Southeast asian infrastructure
- Roads, dams and railways: Ten infrastructure stories from Southeast Asia in 2017
- Indonesian conservation bill stirs debate over geothermal rigs, private guards
- Can the Solomon Islands’ Gold Ridge Mine serve as a new model for resource extraction in the South Pacific?
- Venezuela’s Mining Arc boom sweeps up Indigenous people and cultures
- Study: Amazon dams are disrupting ecologically vital flood pulses
- Brazil 2018: Amazon under attack, resistance grows, courts to act, elections
- Indonesian ex-soldier among three jailed for illegal trade in Sumatran rhino, tiger parts
- Glimmer of hope as Malaysia’s last female Sumatran rhino shows signs of recovery
- Malaysia’s last female Sumatran rhino falls ill
- Indonesia seeks to slap money-laundering label on illegal fishing
- Indonesians race to save their disappearing lakes, before it’s too late
- Indonesians plant trees to nurse seagrass back to health in Wakatobi