It is currently the biggest fear for the Ujung Kulon National Park: that new huge waves in one fell swoop the 67 Javan rhinos that live in the dead emit. They are the last of this type of rhino left on earth and the worldwide Fund for Nature qualifies them as the rarest of the five existing neushoornsoorten. “There is life nowhere else Javan rhino, not even in captivity. If we have this population loss, than is the species extinct’, gave the wereldnatuurorganisatie already.
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If we have this population loss, the kind is extinctWorld wildlife Fund
The natural park is located in the shadow of the Anak Krakatau, the volcano that Saturday night with an eruption, a landslide, and tsunami caused. At least 426 people (new official death toll, eds.) were killed, including two employees of the reserve. But the 67 rhinos remained unscathed. They spend most of their time happily by on the southern coast of the peninsula, while the high waves of the tsunami devastated struck the northern coast.
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“We understand that We are the Javan rhinos not only in Ujung Kulon may let live,’ says Widodo Sukohadi Ramono, chairman of the neushoornstichting in Indonesia against the BBC. It means according to him that earlier plans for the group of rhinos to be split, and so the risk of it at one time away from the group to reduce again quickly should be looked at. the
But the move from a (small) group of Javan rhinos requires a lot of preparation. The rhinos should, according to the chairman, in good condition, the well with each other and are able to breed. There should also be at the new location more than 200 plant species, are a that if food, can serve, enough water, the right soil and the right (humid) climate.