Saving the Painted Terrapin from extinction – Satucita Foundation

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Saving the Painted Terrapin from extinction – Satucita Foundation Painted Terrapin Batagur borneoensis is ranked among the 25 most endangered tortoise and freshwater turtle species by the Turtle Survival Coalition. The terrapin, which is an unremarkable greyish brown colour for much of the year, lives up to its name during the breeding season when the males transform. Along with a lightening of the shell and head, a vibrant red stripe appears to be painted between its eyes, giving it a…

Conservation of Painted Terrapin Population in Karang Gading Langkat Timur Laut Wildlife Reserves

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  The challenge Painted Terrapin was once abundant in the area. The population has declined sharply as the eggs of this species are collected and consumed by local people, as well as wildlife like wild boar and lizards. A preliminary nest patrol in February 2019 was only able to save 15 nests and found a further three nests that had been eaten by wildlife. This has shown that while a wild population remains, the numbers are very small. The project…