Hundreds of Participants of Aceh Scout Camping Week Learn Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) Conservation at our headstarting facility from 23 September to 28 September 2014. At headstarting facility, students scout watching documentary movie about our nesting patrol, learning biology, ecology and conservation of Painted terrapin carried out by us, how to raise the hatchling at … Continue reading Hundreds of Aceh Scout Learn Painted Terrapin Conservation
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, … Continue reading Taking a Part in Conference of Society of Conservation Biology 2014
Our team have carried out field survey to estimate the population, range, movement of Painted terrapin in Aceh Tamiang, between 22-27 June 2014. Five individuals were captured in that period. All of them are new capture. Ten traps were placed in Tamiang River, near by the village Pusong Kapal, every day. The traps were regularly … Continue reading First field survey in 2014
The Soviet space program sent tortoises to orbit the Moon in their 1968 launch of the Zond-5 space probe, meaning tortoises orbited the Moon about 3 months before humans. This was a test flight for a possible manned mission to the moon. The Soviets sent a payload of an assortment of living things like wine … Continue reading Turtle Facts That You Did not Know
Eighteen students of IPB (Bogor Agricultural Institute) Distance Learning Program in Aceh Tamiang visit our rearing ponds to learn about Painted terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) conservation (18/06). They learn about the conservation status of Painted terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) method of nesting patrol, incubation, raising the hatchlings and the roles of that species to mangrove ecosystem. In … Continue reading Students of IPB Distance Learning Program Visit Rearing Ponds
How fast the growth of Painted terrapin hatchling? A Painted terrapin hatchling, named Roni who was blind from birth, was hatchedon 26 March 2013. Roni did not released back to the wild because he is blind so it is feared that he will not being able to survive well in the wild. Due to this … Continue reading How Fast the Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling?
Scientists at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Dresden, together with an international team of researchers, have studied the widely distributed freshwater turtle, Mauremys rivulata. In spite of geographical barriers, the turtles are genetically very similar throughout their vast distribution range. This would indicate that that animals cross hundreds of kilometres of sea. The study is … Continue reading Freshwater turtle crosses the Geographical Barriers
The first hacthling of Painted terrapin from last nesting patrol was born on 17 March 2014. This is a result of our nesting patrol had been carried out during December 2013 to January 2014. You can read our last nesting patrol through this link. Totally, this hatchling need 94 days to hatch. This hatchling is … Continue reading The First Hatchling of Nesting Season Year 2013
On March 3, 2014 is the first World Wildlife Day declared by United Nation. To celebrate this spirit we would like to say Happy World Wildlife Day! As you know that we are working on Painted terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) conservation, a wildlife species listed in Critically Endangered species by International Union on Conservation of Nature … Continue reading Happy World Wildlife Day!
The last nesting patrol to secure the survival of Painted terrapin successfully secured 328 eggs of 20 nests. The nesting patrol have been carried out from November 2013 to January 2014 at main nesting beaches in Seruway Mangrove Forest, Aceh Tamiang District, Indonesia. The nests were found on two main nesting beaches, there are Pusong … Continue reading The last nesting patrol successfully secured 328 Painted terrapin eggs