Camera traps in Indonesia
The cameras will also help provide invaluable information on the number of rhino and tigers living in various habitat types and determine whether there are adequate food resources for them to survive. The results could have significant implications for species and forest preservation here and around the world.
Ujung Kulon is absolutely critical for the survival of the Javan rhino. Anti-poaching patrols, supported by WWF and other conservation partners, have helped the park’s rhino population recover and these patrols continue to safeguard them today.
WWF is also using camera traps to gain a better understanding of the rhino's current population structure and behaviour patterns. To date, the cameras have helped record the birth of a baby rhino and the movements of two juveniles.
WWF will continue to assess habitat and rhino food availability in Ujung Kulon, as well as the feasibility of translocating rhinos to establish a new population elsewhere, once a suitable and secure site is identified.
Chasing rhinos in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park
Accelerating deforestation and rampant poaching across the Sumatran tiger's range mean that unless urgent action is taken, the Sumatran tiger will shortly follow the fate of its extinct relatives of Java and Bali.