Endangered Sumatran rhino

A new article on endangered Sumatran rhino by Stefano Unterthiner, published in the January issue of Airone magazine (Italy). The article is focus on the catastrophe occurred at Sungai Dusun Centre (Malaysia), where the largest captive population of Sumatran rhino has been annihilated last November 2003.



(© Stefano Unterthiner)


The Sumatran rhino is one of the most endangered mammals in the world: the population of rhino is estimated to be between 250 and 300 animals. For more information about rhino: www.rhinos-irf.org



Endangered Sumatran rhino report

The largest population of Sumatran rhino in captivity has been annihilated! The five rhinos at the Sungai Dusun centre (Malaysia) have died during the last weeks (28 October to 16 November). The cause of this tragedy is not yet verified but is probably either a very virulent and infectious disease or an environmental toxin.



(© Stefano Unterthiner)


The November-December issue of Oasis magazine (Italy) published a large featured on this endangered species with Stefano Unterthiner photographs. Read below, the recent statement on the Sumatran rhino conservation strategy and programs, by Dr. Thomas J. Foose (Program Director International Rhino Foundation).


Read more: Endangered Sumatran rhino report


Wildlife photographer of the year 2003


Stefano is one of the winners of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. His picture of the Zanzibar colobus monkey is the Runner Up of the “Gerald Durrell Award” category.



The winner photographs (© Stefano Unterthiner)


Here, Stefano and his girlfriend Stephanie, at the London Natural History Museum for the award ceremony



Cover story published on the German magazine Naturfoto

The September issue of Naturfoto magazine, published a 6 pages article on Seychelles.




On the cover, a rare blue pigeon (Alectroenas pulcherrima); Stefano took this image on Fregate island.



On assignment

Stefano Unterthiner on assignment in Borneo for two months.



Stefano in action: here, he's photographing wild dog in Namibia


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