Students of IPB Distance Learning Program Visit Rearing Ponds

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

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

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

The most endangered indonesian freshwater turtles

Indonesia is a country which rich of freshwater turtles, tortoises and terrapins species. Most of them are facing extinction due to habitat loss, hunting and human consumption. Here are the list of the most endangered freshwater turtles in Indonesia. This list is our opinion. Rarity to find in the wild, observation of internet trading, discussion … Continue reading The most endangered indonesian freshwater turtles

Students’ Awareness to Save Batagur borneoensis Increased After Campaign

We have implemented a campaign to increase students’ awareness of Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis). A critically endangered species listed as one of twenty five freshwater turtles endangered at a global level. More than six hundred students in Sub-district Seruway, Aceh Tamiang, Indonesia, have been educated. Students’ awareness increased after a campaign that indicated that 94,44 … Continue reading Students’ Awareness to Save Batagur borneoensis Increased After Campaign

Campaign Has Been Reached More Than of Five Hundred Students

Our campaign activity to save a critically endangered freshwater turtle, Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) has reached more than of five hundreds students in two Junior High Schools and one Senior High School. Their age are between 13 until 17 years old. The campaign that had been started since August 2011 is targeting will reach about … Continue reading Campaign Has Been Reached More Than of Five Hundred Students

Survey: 57.7 Percent of Students Did Not Know B.borneoensis is Critically Endangered

A total of 57.7 percent from 90 students that as a sample of this survey do not know that Painted Terrapin is in critically endangered status. Also, 38.9 percent of students aged 12-17 years in Sub-district Seruway only ever heard that around of their village is live species Tuntong Laut (Batagur borneoensis). Not a few … Continue reading Survey: 57.7 Percent of Students Did Not Know B.borneoensis is Critically Endangered

Releasing Khairul – Name Given to Male Painted Terrapin – Back to Habitat

                Khairul eventually released back into their original habitat. Khairul is the name we given to male of Painted Terrapin was released on July 26 at 2:55 pm. This male who weighs 9.5 kg, length (curve line carapace) 40.2 cm and width (curve) 38.6 cm released after about 7 days in the captivity of fishermen. … Continue reading Releasing Khairul – Name Given to Male Painted Terrapin – Back to Habitat