NST Online 18 Dec 2016 by Olivia Mivil: ALL the remaining Sumatran rhinos in Malaysia and Indonesia, which number less than 100, should be managed as a single population to facilitate the reproduction of the critically-endangered species.
Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga says discussions with the department’s Indonesian counterpart was underway to cooperate on rhino breeding. He says government is committed to conserving the critically endangered species. “In-vitro fertilisation requires experts and high technology to increase the success rate. “For now, we are relying on expertise from Germany, and the cost for each fertilisation attempt is about RM300,000.” To support the effort, the Federal Government has allocated RM11.9 million for advanced reproductive technology for rhinos.
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