Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park, on the western-most tip of the island of Java, is home to the world's largest population. A smaller population of less than 10 rhinos is clinging to survival in Vietnam's Cat Tien National Park
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