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Release 77 Hatchlings of Critically Endangered Painted Terrapin

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

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The hatchlings growth to 10.3 cm in length after five months

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

The Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling in the Fourth Month

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

Continue to Share Knowledge of Painted Terrapin to Community

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

We are Selected as a Finalist of Klik Hati Merck 2013

We are thrilled to be selected as a finalist of Klik Hati Merck 2013 for environmental category. Freshwater turtle conservation, especially species Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis), forward still takes time, full of challenges and needs your support. However, we believe that our target to increase the wild population, can produce and release at least 600 … Continue reading We are Selected as a Finalist of Klik Hati Merck 2013

The Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling Looks Promising

The hatchling of Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) that raised at rearing ponds of Satucita's Conservation Center growth well for second month. The average length of carapace for May is 8.1 cm or increase 1.9 cm compared to April or increase 3.7 cm compared to March. The average length of carapace on March is 5.4 cm … Continue reading The Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling Looks Promising

Non-Native Freshwater Turtle In Local Rivers

Freshwater turtles and tortoises imported from foreign countries due to their unique appearance . Two species that have evidence to reproduce in Indonesia wild  environment are Chinese Soft Shell Turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) and Red Eared Slider (Trachremys scripta elegans). Based on our field observation, information from turtle hobbyist and photos uploaded in social media such … Continue reading Non-Native Freshwater Turtle In Local Rivers

Poaching of Freshwater Turtle Seriously Impact on Endangered Species

Poaching of freshwater turtles to supply the food market has produced serious impact on endangered species. About a week ago, some carapace of Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) and hundreds of Cuora amboinensis carapace found in a poacher in Province of Kalimantan Tengah. This province is habitat for B. borneoensis, O. borneensis, B. affinis, C. amboinensis. … Continue reading Poaching of Freshwater Turtle Seriously Impact on Endangered Species