Javan Rhino

Javan Rhinoceros in Ujung Kulon National Park

javan rhino

Ujung Kulon National Park is one of the national parks located in the province of Banten, Indonesia. This national park covers an area of 105,694.46 hectares, consisting of 61,357.46 hectares of terrestrial and 44,337 hectares of marine areas. This area is rich in vegetation diversity and serves as habitat for various species of wildlife. Among the wildlife found here are the Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch), rhinoceros hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros), leopard (Panthera pardus melas), and Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus).

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) is an endemic species found only in the Ujung Kulon National Park. Its small population, confined to Ujung Kulon National Park, makes this species vulnerable to extinction threats. Therefore, comprehensive individual rhinoceros monitoring activities are continuously carried out by the Ujung Kulon National Park Office in collaboration with the Integrated Forest Conservation Alliance. Activities include Javan Rhinoceros Monitoring and genetic profiling of individual rhinoceros to understand the family tree and genetic diversity of each individual in the Javan rhinoceros population.

The data generated is important for the protection and development of the Javan rhinoceros population in a precise and effective manner. The hope to preserve the Javan rhinoceros remains strong, and therefore, all efforts need to be carried out sustainably.

Javan Rhino Dung Sampling
Fikri collecting javan rhino dung for DNA analytic.