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