Javan Rhinoceros, Ujung Kulon National Park, Java, Indonesia © Stephen Belcher Photography / WWF

Javan rhinoceros, Ujung Kulon National Park, Java, Indonesia © Stephen ​Belcher Photography / WWF

Javan rhino appeal

Today, the last 67 Javan rhinos face death from starvation.
Today, the last 67 Javan rhinos face death from starvation.

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Today, the last 67 rhinos face death from starvation

The world’s last 67 Javan rhinos are fast running out of food.

The aggressive Arenga palm is growing out of control in critical rhino habitat in Ujung Kulon National Park, Indonesia, blocking out the sun and causing the smaller plants they feed on to die.

Desperate and hungry, rhinos are moving further and further afield, where they have to compete with other animals for what little food is available.

It’s been a long, hard fight to keep this tiny population alive. Javan rhinos are clinging on – just – because WWF supporters have defended them from poaching and the effects of illegal logging on their habitat.

We need your urgent help to stop the invasive palm trees that are strangling their food supply - and threatening their very existence.

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Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) Ujung Kulon National Park, Java, Indonesia © Stephen Belcher Photography / WWF

How can you help?

Your donation will help fund community conservation projects, rhino patrol units and sensor cameras.

Your donation today is crucial to helping WWF:

Remove the Arenga palm and plant rhino food
With your support, WWF is aiming to remove 190 hectares of the Arenga Palm and plant native plant species that rhinos love to eat. This will not only be beneficial for the rhinos but will also provide work and support to local communities who will get involved with facilitating this project.

Fund rhino patrol units
With your help, WWF can train and equip more community monitoring patrols to ensure the long-term viability of the landscape as well as to help monitor Javan rhinos in their habitat.

Monitor Javan rhinos
With your support, we can set up sensor cameras in critical Javan rhino habitat to help monitor these shy animals. We currently have a few cameras set up, but we desperately need more equipment and data to understand all we can about Javan rhinos.

With your support to save the last surviving Javan rhinos, you will also help secure a safer future for all the species and communities within the area.

Wild sugar palms © Fletcher & Baylis / WWF-Indonesia

It's hard to imagine a 230 kg animal being threatened by a plant


Javan Rhinos caught on sensor camera in Ujung Kulon National Park


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