rhino conservation

Borneo Rhino Alliance

One of the rarest creatures on Earth has died. The last Sumatran rhino in Malaysia, Iman, passed away Saturday at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in Sabah, Malaysia, due to complications with inoperable tumors. 

The Sumatran rhino once inhabited a wide area in southeast Asia, but today is one of the world’s most critically endangered animals, with fewer than 80 thought to still remain in Indonesia, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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In the Asia Pacific, two countries are driving an epic and increasing slaughter of rhinos around the world – China and Vietnam – where consumers buy rhino horn for a variety of reasons, causing an extinction and poaching crisis for all rhinos despite the horn having zero medicinal value.

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Helping Hand concludes two weeks of featuring nonprofits in the Asia Pacific supporting two of the most vulnerable animals.