Rhino Conservation Plan

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Conservation Plan for the Javan Rhino Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Conservation Plan for the Javan Rhino The Javan Rhino, scientific name Rhinoceros Sondaicus, is one of the most threatened species in the world today. Today, there are less than 50 individual members of the Javan Rhino species in the world. There is a trend of change that have threatened all species of the Rhinoceroses in the world today. In other place such as Africa, many species of the Rhino have disappeared from the wild completely, only existing in protected areas. Loss of habitats is a primary source of concern. Due to advancements, in human population over the last few centuries, there is increased demand for land for productivity. For example,…show more content…
The diseases are spread by livestock and infect the Rhino as a function of the shared habitats. In the last few years, four members of the species of Javan Rhino have succumbed to diseases. While the number appears modest, it is big bearing in mind that the surviving members of the species are close to 40, which makes the fatalities all the more concerning. Peaching is among the greatest threats to the Rhino species all over the world. Therefore, they are very valuable. The value attached to the horns create an incentive for the poachers, hence the continued poaching despite the high levels of protection(Wells, 2005). Natural disasters such as droughts are also a factor in the reduction of the numbers of the species. Due to the size of the Rhino, they have no natural predators expect for human beings. Therefore, they are under no threat from the predators like other species (Walker& Walker, 2012). At one point, the critical position of the Javan Rhino is a factor in creating threats against the Rhino. For example, it is the least studied species of the Rhino due to the fear of the potential effects of studies in the animals. In addition, the life span of the Javan Rhino reduces by half when it lives in captivity(Wells, 2005). All these factors inhibit human intervention and therefore elevate the troubled status of the animal. Conservation Plan for the Javan…show more content…
Creation of protected areas for these endangered species had the effect of reversing the trends of reduction of the African white and black Rhinoceroses. A similar result is expected of the Javan Rhino (Walker & Walker, 2012). The biggest challenge to this plan, which reduces human interactions and other forms of interference to the habitats of the animals, is their tendency to live as solitary animals. In most countries around the world, poaching is an illegal offense. The same conservation approach has been adopted to protect the Javan Rhino from human influence. Governments and wildlife services in the Asian countries where the Javan Rhino are found have issues grants and armed personnel to protect the Rhino at all time of day and night(Wells, 2005). There is also a need for establishment of new populations in suitable areas to increase the likelihood of survival for the animals. For example, they should be transplanted to protected wildlife conservation areas that are suitable for their survival. The approach has enjoyed success when used for other species of the Rhino such as the Indian Rhino and the African Black Rhino. All these approaches are dependent on political goodwill of the existing leaderships and commitments of the communities. Intervention is critical due to the preservation of this Rhino

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