The Sumatran rhino is one of the most endangered animal species anywhere in the world. Due to hunting for its horn and forest loss over the past millennium, its population has decreased to a few remnant individuals. It is believed that fewer than 40 of the Bornean subspecies of rhino survive in small and highly fragmented populations in eastern and central Sabah. With such low numbers, the threats to the species now include the low probability of fertile females and males meeting in the wild, inbreeding between close relatives, and aging without reproducing. Yet the small remaining populations represent the only hope for the survival of this species. Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) helps to support and unite the combined efforts of government agencies, conservation NGOs, and the international rhino conservation network to ensure that remaining rhinos are secured within protected areas that are actively patrolled by Rhino Protection Units. Within these forested refuges, BORA is actively working towards achieving greater reproductive success amongst the few remaining rhinos, and the ultimate restoration of the rhino population in Borneo's rainforests. With your support, we may yet reverse the tragic decline of this gentle and enigmatic forest mammal.
NST: Charity polo contest for rhino centre
KUALA LUMPUR: A charity polo tournament, the Rhino Cup, will be held this Sunday to raise funds for the completion of the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary facility at Danum Valley in Sabah. Read more: Charity polo contest for rhino centre