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Result of Nest Patrol to Secure Terrapin Eggs 2017

The nest patrol activity was finished last mont. That five months nest patrol was successfully secured 424 eggs of 26 nests. Of that total number, 371 eggs was hatched while the other was failed. This year hatching rate is 87.5 percent, higher compared to last year. The hachlings produced this year is 371. All hatchlings … Continue reading Result of Nest Patrol to Secure Terrapin Eggs 2017

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Over 400 Painted Terrapin Eggs Secured in Nest Patrol

Totally, 407 eggs of 25 nests have been secured and currently incubated at in situ hatchery, located on nesting beach, in Aceh Tamiang, Aceh, Indonesia. Since December 2016, the team of Satucita Foundation and BKSDA (Agency of Natural Resources Conservation) Province Aceh have been patrolling on the beach to secure the eggs from harvesting by … Continue reading Over 400 Painted Terrapin Eggs Secured in Nest Patrol

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Fifty Hatchlings of Painted Batagur Released Back Into River

Painted Terrapin Hatchlings Released into River. All are marked with Pit Tags for future monitoring. For the second time in this year, Satucita Foundation (Yayasan Satucita Lestari Indonesia), BKSDA Aceh, PT Pertamina Field Rantau, release Painted Terrapin hatchlings into original habitat, Tamiang River.  Fifty individuals of seven-month old hatchlings released in this event. The event … Continue reading Fifty Hatchlings of Painted Batagur Released Back Into River

Public Hearing to Protect Painted Terrapin in District Aceh Tamiang

Public hearing to protect Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) in District of Aceh Tamiang was held on 15-16 September 2015 in Regent Office. The public hearing was held to seek inputs, comments on the draft of Local Regulation on Protection of Painted Terrapin in Aceh Tamiang. The meeting was attended by head of villages around of … Continue reading Public Hearing to Protect Painted Terrapin in District Aceh Tamiang

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

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

We are Selected as a Finalist of Klik Hati Merck 2013

We are thrilled to be selected as a finalist of Klik Hati Merck 2013 for environmental category. Freshwater turtle conservation, especially species Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis), forward still takes time, full of challenges and needs your support. However, we believe that our target to increase the wild population, can produce and release at least 600 … Continue reading We are Selected as a Finalist of Klik Hati Merck 2013

The Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling Looks Promising

The hatchling of Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) that raised at rearing ponds of Satucita's Conservation Center growth well for second month. The average length of carapace for May is 8.1 cm or increase 1.9 cm compared to April or increase 3.7 cm compared to March. The average length of carapace on March is 5.4 cm … Continue reading The Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling Looks Promising

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