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
A total of 77 hatchlings of Painted Terrapin ( Batagur borneoensis ), critically endangered species, was released in to native habitat in estuaries in Aceh Tamiang District, Indonesia ( 3/10/013 ) . These seven month-old hatchlings are a result of survey and nesting patrol carried out by rescue team of BKSDA Aceh Tamiang , rangers … Continue reading Release 77 Hatchlings of Critically Endangered Painted Terrapin
After five months kept in the ponds, the Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) hatchlings growth to 10.3 cm in average length of carapace and 9,2 in average width. The hatchlings are planned to released on September. Of the total number 78 hatchlings, about 70 will be released into their natural habitat when the rest will be … Continue reading The hatchlings growth to 10.3 cm in length after five months
After hatched four months ago, the 81 Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) hatchlings are being raised in rearing ponds are growth nicely. Measurements on March 30, 2013, the average carapace length is 5.4 cm, width 5.1 cm and weighs 4.1 grams. On May, the average carapace length is 8.1 cm, when the measurements on 30 July … Continue reading The Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling in the Fourth Month
Based on our observation in pet shops and online trading, some exotic tortoise are still become favorites for pet market in Indonesia. We do not know how many these non native turtle imported to Indonesia, captive bred or wild captured in their origin. The price of each species is various. Here are non native tortoises … Continue reading Exotic Tortoise in Indonesia Market
After successfully increasing the knowledge of more than 600 middle school students in the District Seruway in 2012, we continue to work to improve public knowledge about the conservation of Painted Terrapin, a species that included in the world's most 25 endangered freshwater turtle and tortoise. During 5 days, from 1 to 5 July 2013, … Continue reading Continue to Share Knowledge of Painted Terrapin to Community