Javanese White Rhino Filmed!

Yay!

Ujung Kulon national park – a reserve on the western tip of Java, home to a lot of protected wildlife and just a few hours from Bandung – has some young white rhinos! Thought to be on the verge of extinction, they are a sign of hope for the future.

My favourite part was the camera-smackdown at the end.

And whiie we’re on the subject of hope in the Indonesian environment, here’s news of a great success in re-introducing native species to cleared land, up in Borneo.

It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Just to balance it with a bit of doom and gloom:

This recent story tells of the clearance of tropical forests to make way for palm oil. Boo!

And this one investigates the effects of Indonesia’s paper industry.

How can we make positive changes in our lives to create real, measurable improvements in the local and global environment?

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About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on June 1, 2008, in Environments, Human Impacts, New Scientist and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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