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Bristow, M.; Foose, T., 1997. Spotlight on Sumatra - The rhino's return. BBC Wildlife 15 (2) February: 66-69, figs. 1-8

Location: Asia - South East Asia - Indonesia - Sumatra
Subject: Management - Programs
Species: Sumatran Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Bulldozers are clearing strips of the reserve and helping dig fence posts for a 1 million breeding and ecotourism reserve for Sumatran rhinos which are due to be repatriated from zoos around the world. The southern Sumatran sanctuary should become the primary captive-breeding centre for the rhino. The aim is for the sanctuary to become self-sufficient, funding itself through elephant-back safaris into a 'conservation and tourist concession' covering 100 km? of the 1300 km? reserve. However, the launch of tourist safaris has been delayed and it is believed that the Indonesian backer of the scheme has threatened to pull out.
The breeding centre is designed like a waggon-wheel, with slices of the wheel for every rhino. Each animal will be rotated within two enclosures of 10 ha each, with a central area for interchange. The enclosures will be divided by high-voltage electric wire set in front of steel-cable fencing. Males and females will be segregated and allowed into the central salt-lick area only by sequence or when females are in oestrous.
Start up costs for the first three years will amount to 1.1 million. This will pay for construction works, staff costs and anti-poacher patrols. The sanctuary is aiming to run elephant-back rhino safaris. Tourist will stay in the Way Kanan Camp.
The Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative project mounted by the International Rhino Foundation, the Indonesian Government and Taman Safari Indonesia.

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