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Sumatran Rhino Rescue Marks Its First Conservation Milestone

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 the government of Indonesia announced the rescue and relocation of a female Sumatran rhino in Kalimantan. The search and rescue operation was undertaken by the National Geographic Society-supported Sumatran Rhino Rescue initiative: a groundbreaking alliance of conservation organizations working together to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino from extinction.

We are losing the world’s species faster than ever before in human history, and it’s time we come together to halt these dangerous declines. The Sumatran rhino is one of the most evolutionarily distinct mammals on the planet, and this week’s rescue is a critical step in making sure we don’t lose an entire branch of the rhino tree of life. But this is just the beginning. If we want to save this species, we need the strong support of other individuals and organizations.

Jonathan Baillie, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist National Geographic Society

To learn more about this rescue effort, check out today’s announcement here.