Rimba featured in NST R&D supplement!

Rimba was featured in the New Straits Times on 5 June 2011! Journalist Najua Ismail was kind enough to dedicate an entire page to us in the Research & Development supplement last Sunday, providing coverage on the Kenyir Wildlife Corridor Project. Click on the image below to download and read the pdf version!

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Publication update 4: What will it take to save the Sumatran Rhino?

Now Or Never
click image to download paper. Copyright notice: Cambridge University Press

We’re sure many of you know that one of the world’s most magnificent and docile creatures, the Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), is in deep trouble.

But just how bad is it? From a population of around 320 estimated in 1995, experts now say it could be down to as low as 216 individuals.

One of Rimba’s researchers, Reuben, was involved in a review published recently in the international journal Oryx. This paper was led by Ahmad Zafir Abdul Wahab (currently doing his PhD based at Universiti Sains Malaysia; ahmad.zafir@gmail.com) to find out what needs to be done to save this species from extinction. The consensus is that: Continue reading