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Conservation Partners

Since 2004, the ARP has established itself internationally as a non-government organisation dedicated to the recovery of Asia’s rhino species in the wild. The ARP is actively involved with the IUCN Species Specialist Group, as well as international and range-state NGOs and boards. The ARP works together with these organisations along with local governments to achieve positive rhino conservation outcomes. ARP encourages projects to be co-contributed or supported by relevant authorities, local and international NGOs operating in the area. We believe that collaboration between all stakeholders will achieve positive, more cost effective rhino conservation outcomes delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible.

International Rhino Foundation

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the survival the five living species of rhinoceros through conservation and research.  IRF was formed in1989, and funds and operates rhino conservation programs in Africa and Asia, focusing expertise and resources in areas where rhinos are most in need of protection,and where conservation efforts will have the most significant impact.  IRF-developed and funded Rhino Protection Units have essentially eliminated losses of Sumatran and Javan rhino in Indonesia through intensive anti-poaching and intelligence activities. The successes of these units have kept the two species from extinction and are critical for their continued population recovery.  The IRF also operates the 100-ha Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park.

Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI)

Yayasan Badak Indonesia or the Rhino Foundation of Indonesia (RFI) is a Non-Profit; Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to the conservation of the rhinos in Indonesia namely Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus, Desmarest 1822) and Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis, Fischer 1814)


Aaranyak is an Assam-based NGO whose mission is to foster conservation of biodiversity in North East India through research, environmental education, capacity building and advocacy for legal policy reform to usher a new era of ecological security. Its Conservation Genetics Program has made great strides in understanding the population genetics of the Indian rhino as well as other threatened species in India. Aaranyak is now run by young professionals dedicated to the cause of conservation. Currently about 50 young professionals are working with Aaranyak to contribute further towards research and conservation of biodiversity in the region.

IUCN Asian Rhino Specialist Group

The Asian Rhino Specialist Group (AsRSG) is one of the Specialist Groups operating under the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC). The IUCN’s SSC is a science-based network of some 7,500 volunteer experts from almost every country of the world, all working together towards achieving the vision of “A world that values and conserves present levels of biodiversity."

Most members are deployed in more than 100 Task Forces or Specialist Groups such as the Asian Rhino Specialist Group, which addresses Asian rhino conservation and related topical issues, such the reintroduction of species into former habitats or animal health. Members include: researchers; government officials; wildlife veterinarians; zoo and botanical institute employees; protected area managers; experts on Asian rhinos; and international NGOs.

Saving Rhinos

Saving Rhinos publishes news, information, and educational content about the illegal rhino horn trade, rhino conservation issues, and wildlife crime.

Save the Rhinos International

Save the Rhino International works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. We recognise that the future of wildlife is inextricably linked to the communities that share its habitat. By funding field projects and through education, our goal is to deliver material, long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos and other endangered species, ecosystems and to the people living in these areas. We provide funding for all five species of rhinoceros and support several programmes covering a wide range of activities, such as anti-poaching monitoring patrols, translocations, research, vetinary work, community sustainability programmes and environmental education.

WWF Indonesia

WWF Indonesia started out in 1962 as one of WWF’s International  program for Javan Rhino conservation.  Javan rhinoceros in Ujung Kulon has been the main attention of WWF’s conservation projects ever since.  WWF Indonesia is now a national organization (foundation), and is expanding its scope not only on Javan rhinoceros in Ujung Kulon, but also on Sumatran rhinoceros in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBS) as well as other locations such as Leuser ecosystem in Aceh.

Borneo Rhino Alliance

Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) is a local NGO based in Sabah. Active since the year 2000, and formerly known as SOS Rhino and subsequently SOS Rhino Borneo, BORA provides protection and monitoring of a critical population of Sumatran Rhinos in Tabin Wildlife Reserve in eastern Sabah.

PARC Nepal

Partnership for Rhino Conservation (PARC) is a non-profitable, non-governmental, community group serving the outskirts of Chitwan National Park. This volunteer group shows residents how to live side by side with Greater One Horned Rhino. Its target group is children, students, youth and people with low socio-economic backgrounds and undertakes oriented activities to uplift them and impart a sense of responsible for biodiversity conservation.

The Orangutan Project

The Orangutan Project (TOP) is a non-profit organisation established in 1998 by Leif Cocks, TOP’s President. It has active groups in every State and Territory. The work supports a range of projects in Borneo and Sumatra. While many hectares of rainforest in these areas are disappearing daily, due to the pressures of illegal logging and land clearing, there is still scope to preserve what is left, and in some cases to start rehabilitating and reclaiming denuded former forests. As a non-partisan organisation TOP collaborates with several world recognized orangutan conservation projects in providing technical assistance and providing day to day care for orphaned orangutans. It also has Wildlife Protection Units to deter wildlife poaching, illegal logging and land clearing in threatened areas of Sumatra and Borneo. This proactive approach is proving to be extremely effective. An important outcome of the projects TOP supports is that they often provide meaningful paid jobs for local communities, giving them an alternative source of income to employment in palm oil plantations, or through illegal logging or animal poaching.

Silvery Gibbon Project

The Silvery Gibbon Project is a non-profit, volunteer based conservation organisation located in Perth, Western Australia. The project aims to support the conservation efforts for gibbons and their habitat in Indonesia. The Silvery gibbon, also known as the Javan gibbon, is the last remaining ape species on Java. Only 2% of their habitat remains, and population estimates vary from only 400 to 3000 individuals, scattered in isolated pockets of remnant forest. The poaching of gibbons for the illegal pet trade continues to place additional pressure on dwindling populations. Without urgent assistance, the call of the gibbon may be silenced forever. The Silvery Gibbon Project supports sustainable solutions that are sensitive to Indonesian culture and tradition. We aim to work alongside Indonesian conservationists to protect natural habitat and bring to a close the illegal wildlife trade.

Free the Bears

Free the Bears is a non for profit organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. Started in 1993 by Mary Hutton, FTB aims to protect, preserve and enrich the life of bears throughout the world. It achieves this by:

Funding and facilitating conservation and rehabilitation projects. Preservation and reservation of areas of natural habitat with the aim of conserving bio-diversity.Encouraging harmonious and respectful animal-human relationships by facilitating profitable and sustainable alternatives to the illegal wildlife trade.Empowering indigenous people and communities through training initiatives which enable indigenous communities to support themselves in a sustainable manner through responsible custodianship of the bear and its environment.Providing information, fostering awareness, and facilitating education with regard to threats facing the global bear population. Providing international support and sponsorship for individuals involved with the preservation and conservation of bears.Supporting the instigation of new, the review of existing, and the enforcement of appropriate, wildlife legislation to prevent extortion of rare and endangered species as a result of the illegal wildlife trade.Funding and creation of new sanctuaries as required and continual maintenance of existing bear sanctuaries and the physical and mental wellbeing of their occupants.

World Association of Zoos & Aquariums

The goal of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums and like-minded organisations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation.

International Rhino Fund of New Zealand

The International Rhino Fund of New Zealand strives to contribute to the survival of all rhino species. It does this by raising funds and supporting projects that contribute to the rhino's survival and conservation.