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!

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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

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

Facts about turtles

Consist of 331 species – turtles, freshwater turtles, tortoises, terrapins and sea turtles - throughout the world. The only place where turtles are can’t live is Antarctica. They are only vertebrates on Earth whose arms connect to their body. The most freshwater turtles are temperature-dependent sex determinant. High temperature produce female, while low temperature produce … Continue reading Facts about turtles

Chelodina mccordi

Kura-kura leher ular kepulauan rote is a name to call this freshwater turtle species in Bahasa Indonesia. It belongs to the genus Chelodina (Australian snake-necked turtles) within the family of Side-necked turtles (Chelidae). Roti Island snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi) is an extremely threatened turtle species from Rote Island south west of Timor and north of … Continue reading Chelodina mccordi

Asiatic softshell turtle

Bulus is indonesian name to call Asian Softshell Turtle aka “Asiatic Soft-shell Turtle” (Amyda cartilaginea). It's shell can growth up to 83 cm long. It's head and neck are long, and the mouth is narrow and tubular. The head is dark with yellow spots and splotches. Shell is olive or brown to black with tan … Continue reading Asiatic softshell turtle