Building Villagers’ Nursery to Reforest the Habitat

Painted terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) relies on riverine vegetations, particularly Berembang (Sonneratia sp.), to live. Painted terrapin eats leaves and fruit of Berembang. This species is also exploit logs at riverine for basking. Although this critically endangered species is reported eat fish and crustaceans, the riverine vegetations are still particular. The destruction of riverine vegetations such … Continue reading Building Villagers’ Nursery to Reforest the Habitat

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Three hatchlings of Painted terrapin Was Born

Three hatchlings of  Painted terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) was born on 15 March 2015. These babies were born from a nest that secured on 3 December 2014. More eggs are expected to hatch in few days forward. The eggs are incubated in styrefoam boxes filled by sand and placed in our headstarting facility. More than of … Continue reading Three hatchlings of Painted terrapin Was Born

Painted Terrapin is Losing Their Habitat

One of many threats to survival of Painted terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) in wild is habitat loss. Painted terrapin inhabits rivers and branches, estuaries. The destruction of riverine vegetations is believed will bring negative impact to Painted terrapin. The destruction and losing of riverine vegetations are meant losing of food and place for basking. The feed of Painted … Continue reading Painted Terrapin is Losing Their Habitat

Achievements at Second Anniversary

Today we celebrate our second anniversary. The Satucita Foundation (Yayasan Satucita Lestari Indonesia) was found on 15 October 2012. Previously, the foundation is an organisation that registered as community group.  Then, the group transformed into a new form  - as a foundation - to accelerate our wildlife conservation efforts. We have faced many challenges and … Continue reading Achievements at Second Anniversary

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

How Fast the Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling?

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?

Happy World Wildlife Day!

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 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

Exotic Tortoise in Indonesia Market

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