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

Survey: 57.7 Percent of Students Did Not Know B.borneoensis is Critically Endangered

A total of 57.7 percent from 90 students that as a sample of this survey do not know that Painted Terrapin is in critically endangered status. Also, 38.9 percent of students aged 12-17 years in Sub-district Seruway only ever heard that around of their village is live species Tuntong Laut (Batagur borneoensis). Not a few … Continue reading Survey: 57.7 Percent of Students Did Not Know B.borneoensis is Critically Endangered

Monitoring the Habitat and Nesting Beaches of Painted Terrapin (B.borneoensis)

On July 21, 2011, our team took a route around of 42.3 km transect using a boat to monitor the condition of nesting beaches of Tuntong Laut – local name for Painted Terrapin (B.borneoensis) - and the surrounding mangroves. The purposes of this activity are: look at the recent condition of nesting beaches compared to … Continue reading Monitoring the Habitat and Nesting Beaches of Painted Terrapin (B.borneoensis)

Final Report of Preliminary Study of Painted Terrapin in Aceh Tamiang

Indonesia is rich of freshwater turtles and tortoises. A total of 27 species of turtles can be found in Indonesia. One of the most important and threatened with extinction according to IUCN Red List is Batagur borneoensis. The species is also included in the Top of 25 Freshwater Turtle in endangered. According a map produced … Continue reading Final Report of Preliminary Study of Painted Terrapin in Aceh Tamiang

Carried Out Nesting Survey of Painted Terrapin

Kuala Simpang, A team of SatuCita has been carrying out nesting survey of Painted terrapin (batagur borneonsis) in Seruway Subdistrict, Aceh Tamiang Regency, Indonesia. This team consist of SatuCita's staff leaded by Joko, principal investigator, and helped by local people. The survey it self has started from 15th of October and planned until the end … Continue reading Carried Out Nesting Survey of Painted Terrapin