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Wildlife authorities thankful for translocated Sumatran rhino’s progress
September 24, 2020

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JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - The Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry has expressed its deep gratitude for the condition of Pahu, a female Sumatran rhino translocated to the Kelian Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in East Kalimantan's West Kutai regency, who remains healthy and stable.

“We are really thankful that Pahu continues to be in good health. Daily operations to look after her health, feeding, and everything else she needs are still underway,” said the Ministry's Nature Resources and Ecosystem Conservation Director General Wiratno (Sep 23).

In early April 2020, as reported by FORESHINTS.NEWS, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya, ordered that the "continuing prioritization of the health and fitness of Pahu" be ensured, adding that "even in this COVID-19 situation, it is still a top priority for Pahu to get the highest level of attention and treatment."

With reference to evidence-based update reports from the field from early September until the day after World Rhino Day, Director General Wiratno explained that Pahu remains as active as usual and in good health.

“The order from our minister with regard to Pahu is still being carried out on the ground, despite the pandemic situation," he said. 

Below are two photos of Pahu at the Kelian Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. The first photo was taken in early September and the second photo is Pahu one day after this year's World Rhino Day.



“Thank God Pahu remains healthy and her behavior is still active. We pray that with hard work on the ground, Pahu will continue to be healthy,” said Wiratno when showing the photos of Pahu.

Plan on track

Director General Wiratno praised the teamwork, encompassing technical, health and other supporting units working hand-in-hand for Pahu, and monitoring which has been conducted 24 hours of every single day.

“The medical team has been performing intensive monitoring. The plan is to use assisted reproductive technology (IVF method) with Pahu as part of our efforts to breed the Sumatran rhino. We hope that this plan will become a reality,” he mused.

Wiratno pointed out that regular reports continue to be delivered to Minister Nurbaya to update her on the plan for Pahu which remains on track with measurable achievements at the ground level. 

“We really appreciate the complementary efforts undertaken and support provided by all the relevant stakeholders in this matter," he said.

Dealing with Pahu, especially in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, is among Minister Nurbaya's top priorities, as confirmed in a previous news story from FORESTHINTS.NEWS (Apr 7).

“This top priority continues to be implemented at the Kelian Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. COVID-19 protocols are being adhered to in accordance with the procedures established by the ministry," Director General Wiratno asserted in conclusion.


TAGS: WILDLIFE , SUMATRAN RHINO , COVID-19

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Wildlife authorities thankful for translocated Sumatran rhino’s progress
September 24, 2020

facebookfinal.png wafinal.png twitterfinal.png emailfinal.png

JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - The Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry has expressed its deep gratitude for the condition of Pahu, a female Sumatran rhino translocated to the Kelian Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in East Kalimantan's West Kutai regency, who remains healthy and stable.

“We are really thankful that Pahu continues to be in good health. Daily operations to look after her health, feeding, and everything else she needs are still underway,” said the Ministry's Nature Resources and Ecosystem Conservation Director General Wiratno (Sep 23).

In early April 2020, as reported by FORESHINTS.NEWS, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya, ordered that the "continuing prioritization of the health and fitness of Pahu" be ensured, adding that "even in this COVID-19 situation, it is still a top priority for Pahu to get the highest level of attention and treatment."

With reference to evidence-based update reports from the field from early September until the day after World Rhino Day, Director General Wiratno explained that Pahu remains as active as usual and in good health.

“The order from our minister with regard to Pahu is still being carried out on the ground, despite the pandemic situation," he said. 

Below are two photos of Pahu at the Kelian Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. The first photo was taken in early September and the second photo is Pahu one day after this year's World Rhino Day.



“Thank God Pahu remains healthy and her behavior is still active. We pray that with hard work on the ground, Pahu will continue to be healthy,” said Wiratno when showing the photos of Pahu.

Plan on track

Director General Wiratno praised the teamwork, encompassing technical, health and other supporting units working hand-in-hand for Pahu, and monitoring which has been conducted 24 hours of every single day.

“The medical team has been performing intensive monitoring. The plan is to use assisted reproductive technology (IVF method) with Pahu as part of our efforts to breed the Sumatran rhino. We hope that this plan will become a reality,” he mused.

Wiratno pointed out that regular reports continue to be delivered to Minister Nurbaya to update her on the plan for Pahu which remains on track with measurable achievements at the ground level. 

“We really appreciate the complementary efforts undertaken and support provided by all the relevant stakeholders in this matter," he said.

Dealing with Pahu, especially in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, is among Minister Nurbaya's top priorities, as confirmed in a previous news story from FORESTHINTS.NEWS (Apr 7).

“This top priority continues to be implemented at the Kelian Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. COVID-19 protocols are being adhered to in accordance with the procedures established by the ministry," Director General Wiratno asserted in conclusion.


TAGS: WILDLIFE , SUMATRAN RHINO , COVID-19

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