Currently an interpretation hall to accommodate students who want to visit the rearing facility and learn about Painted terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) is being constructed. This small hall has 7 m length and 6 m width. This small hall is expected can accommodate about 30 students or participants.
This open space hall will be functioned as a discussion room and a media room where students or participants can watching a documentary movie or slide show about freshwater turtles conservation – particularly Painted terrapin and turtles in Aceh Tamiang – or environmental conservation.
Through this step, the students or local people will get the benefits such as an opportunity to see the Painted terrapin directly because it will be very difficult – to say impossible – to see the species in the wild. Now, they will see it directly, not only hear as before. We believe that this will be a step to tackle the lack of their knowledge about freshwater turtles, terrapin and their conservation. If you are interested to help us to this efforts, you contact us. (SF)