Today, the last 67 Javan Rhinos face death from starvation.
It's hard to imagine a 230kg animal being threatened by a plant. The aggressive Arenga palm is growing out of control in critical rhino habitat in Ujung Kulon National Park, Indonesia, blocking out the sun and causing the smaller plants Javan rhinos feed on to die. Desperate and hungry, rhinos are moving further and further afield, where they have to compete with other animals for what little food is available.
It's been a long, hard fight to keep this tiny population alive. Javan rhinos are just managing to cling on, because WWF supporters have defended them from poaching and the effects of illegal logging on their habitat.
With your support, WWF is aiming to remove 190 hectares of the Arenga Palm, and plant native species that rhinos love to eat. This will not only be beneficial for the rhinos, but will also provide work and support to local communities who will get involved with facilitating this project.
With your help, WWF can set up sensor cameras in critical Javan rhino habitat to help monitor these shy animals. We currently have a few cameras set up, but desperately need more equipment and data to understand all we can about Javan rhinos to ensure the long-term viability of the landscape.
Please help WWF stop the invasive palm trees that are threatening Javan rhinos' food supply, and their very existence. Use your Qantas Points today to save not only the last surviving Javan rhinos, but to help secure a safer future for all the species and communities within the area.
The World Wide Fund for Nature Australia (WWF) is the world's leading independent conservation organisation, with offices in over 100 countries on six continents. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
- Conserving the world's biological diversity
- Ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
- Promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption
WWF takes an innovative, collaborative, science-based approach to address the needs of both nature and people to find workable solutions to complex problems.
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