Our founder and programme director, Joko Guntoro, taking a part in Conference of Society of Conservation Biology 2014 that was held in Equatorial Hotel, Malacca, Malaysia, 19-22 August 2014. In that conference, a presentation titled “The Progress of Painted Terrapin Conservation in Aceh Tamiang” was presented in a symposium specialized for chelonian.
In the presentation, Joko explained the background of why the conservation of Painted terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) must be saved in Indonesia, what have been done to save this critically endangered species, the results have achieved and the challenges to be faced in the future, included the actions must be taken to reforest the habitat, riparian vegetations, mangroves that had been converted to oil palm and farming.
In the symposium, seven presenters from Malaysia, Australia and Indonesia presented their findings of their research, progress and activities had been done to save freshwater and marine turtles. To download the abstracts of the symposium, pleased download at this link. If you want to download the programs, please use this link. A special dinner among turtle researcher was also held to build a friendship/partnership among turtle conservationists.(SF)