1 Tahrcountry Musings: WWF and Honda join forces to save Sumatran rhinos

Monday, January 30, 2006

WWF and Honda join forces to save Sumatran rhinos

WWF and Honda Motors have decided to work together to protect the endangered Sumatran rhino, the most endangered of all the rhino species found only in Malaysia and Indonesia. Fewer than 300 Sumatran rhinos exist in the world. The project will focus mainly on increasing efforts to protect the Sumatran rhino’s habitat and reduce poaching through close cooperation with local communities and organizations. Honda Malaysia has pledged to contribute about US$1 million to the Rhino Rescue project. The other partners in this noble venture are Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Perak State Park Corporation, the Sabah Wildlife Department.

3 comments:

JLB said...

It's good to hear companies like Honda continuing efforts in environmental protection/conservation. If only we could sway the US to stay on the track of the "green" cars.

tahrman said...

Honda is setting a worthwhile precedent. In many African countries when feeding hungry mouths gets precedence over conservation it is hard to blame them. Rich mulitinationls can chip in with help for conservation of wildlife which will benefit entire humanity in the long run.

Venu Parayil said...

Good that Honda is in to conservation efforts. Malaysia is not exactly a poor country. Countries in Africa desperately needs help