Taking a Part in Conference of Society of Conservation Biology 2014

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

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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

Freshwater turtle crosses the Geographical Barriers

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 last nesting patrol successfully secured 328 Painted terrapin eggs

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

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

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 plannedĀ  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