Field Monitoring of Painted Terrapin

Field monitoring of wild Painted terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) have been carried out from 26 to 30 May. The monitoring was carried out with cooperation with BKSDA Aceh. During that time, 20 traps placed at 20 locations every day. So, totally, 100 point of locations were surveyed during five days. In that survey, nine individuals found. … Continue reading Field Monitoring of Painted Terrapin

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First field survey in 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 offspring of painted terrapin is basking

The babies of  Painted terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) is basking in the pond at our rearing facility. Usually, they are basking as a group and about half to one hour at basking area in the ponds. But, if they aware of our present they move to water immediately. I often found this situation. Therefore, the best … Continue reading The offspring of painted terrapin is basking

Eleven Painted Terrapin Caught and Marked in First Survey

Our first survey was carried out for two weeks in early May. We found eleven Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis). Six males, five females. The survey was between the 3rd and 16th of May.  After the data was collected and every individual marked they were released into the rivers where they were originally caught. The survey … Continue reading Eleven Painted Terrapin Caught and Marked in First Survey

Preparation of Field Survey

We will carry out first of comprehensive field survey to estimating the number of wild population of Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) in District of Aceh Tamiang. Recently, we are still in organizing any preparations needed before to the field. Equipments (traps, gears, medical kits), obtain permit, transportation, communication and logistics, recruiting and training local guide … Continue reading Preparation of Field Survey

Monitoring the Habitat and Nesting Beaches of Painted Terrapin (B.borneoensis)

On July 21, 2011, our team took a route around of 42.3 km transect using a boat to monitor the condition of nesting beaches of Tuntong Laut – local name for Painted Terrapin (B.borneoensis) - and the surrounding mangroves. The purposes of this activity are: look at the recent condition of nesting beaches compared to … Continue reading Monitoring the Habitat and Nesting Beaches of Painted Terrapin (B.borneoensis)

Final Report of Preliminary Study of Painted Terrapin in Aceh Tamiang

Indonesia is rich of freshwater turtles and tortoises. A total of 27 species of turtles can be found in Indonesia. One of the most important and threatened with extinction according to IUCN Red List is Batagur borneoensis. The species is also included in the Top of 25 Freshwater Turtle in endangered. According a map produced … Continue reading Final Report of Preliminary Study of Painted Terrapin in Aceh Tamiang