Statement from Sumatran Rhino Rescue on the loss of Iman

Posted on 24 November 2019

Sumatran Rhino Rescue has issued the following statement regarding the death of Malaysia’s last known Sumatran rhino, Iman:
November 23, 2019
“The passing of Iman, Malaysia’s last known Sumatran rhino, marks a tragic milestone for this species. With fewer than 80 Sumatran rhinos left on the planet, the species’ last hope lies in Indonesia. Iman’s death underscores the urgency of the global community's efforts to save the Sumatran rhino from extinction and we are committed to continuing our work to support the government of Indonesia’s Emergency Action Plan to save this species.”
Jon Paul Rodriguez, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission

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Sumatran rhinoceros
Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis).
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