About Painted Terrapin Fundraising Campaign
Satucita Foundation is a local not for profit organisation in Sumatra, Indonesia, who working on wildlife conservation, especially freshwater turtles and tortoises. Our vision is to build a harmony between wildlife and human.
To achieve our vision, we are implementing some activities:
1. Field research and monitoring
2. Educational campaign, including socialization to students, villagers and general public
3. Publishing educational material such as booklet, brochure, poster
4. Increasing local capacity (capacity building) through training
5. Developing sustainable local livelihood such as developing educational tourism
About Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis)
Painted Terrapin is one of Top 25 Most Endangered Turtles and Tortoises across the globe according Turtle Conservation Coalition (2011). This unique and often included as one of most beautiful freshwater turtles is listed as critically endangered according IUCN. The illegal eggs harvesting every nesting season, massive poaching to meet the high demand on 90’s decade, pet trading are main threats for the survival of this species in wild. We are also have lack of knowledge on this species. Therefore, researches are also a must.
Our works on Painted Terrapin
For about 6 years, we have been working to restore Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) in District of Aceh Tamiang, Indonesia. Supported by our partner, as of today, we have released 1,204 hatchlings into original habitat, river and estuaries, through our annual nest patrol activity. The hatchlings released are marked and Pit tagged. We are also conducting regular field survey on the rivers to monitor the adult population and the hatchlings released to investigate their survival in wild.
Thousands of people have been reached through our educational campaign by social media, public meetings, printed media. Helped by our partner and facilitated by us, a Painted Terrapin Information Center (PTIC) is established and managed by community group. PTIC is an initial step to develop educational tourism regarded Painted Terrapin and habitat, mangroves, included threatened wildlife found in Painted Terrapin habitat such as crocodile, small-clawed otter, monitor lizard, silvery lutung, birds, etc.
About painting used in t-shirt
The painting that used in t-shirt is based on photograph that taken by us when conducted field survey five years ago. Perhaps that is the only one picture of male Painted Terrapin in wild (not in zoo or captivity). Through field survey, we have successfully taken photographs of wild Painted Terrapin, adult and hatchlings released. If you are interested to see and purchase (donate to us), please contact us at our address below.
About this fundraising
Through this fundraising, we would like to involve you and more public support to help us achieve our vision, current and future activities. We are welcome your questions and comments before you decide to buy and support our works.
To purchase these items, please click this link: Terrapin Fundraising on Bonfire.
If you would like to know further information about our works, achievements, or donate to us, please do not hesitate to contact us at: