About Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia


The Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (4454-11-TRG) is co-founded by Tan Sri Dr. Salleh Mohd. Nor, Dr. Chan Eng Heng, Chen Pelf Nyok, Lim Puay Aun and Wee Seng Whatt, and was established in October 2011. The official Malay name for the society is “Persatuan Pemuliharaan Tuntung, Kura-Kura dan Penyu Malaysia.”

Committee Members 2014-2016

The 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday, 15th March 2014 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur. The following office bearers were elected at the AGM.

President: Tan Sri Dr. Salleh Mohd. Nor
Vice President: Dr. Chan Eng Heng
Secretary: Chen Pelf Nyok
Assistant Secretary: Muhammad Adrian Wong
Treasurer: Wee Seng Whatt

Ordinary Committee Members:
1. Chan Wai Kee
2. Chen Wei Chee, Vickey
3. Loretta Ann Shepherd
4. Noraini Abdul Aziz

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the society is to bring about the recovery of depleted wild populations of turtles, with particular reference to freshwater turtles, in Malaysia through partnerships with like-minded organizations, individuals and local communities as well as through its own programs.

The objectives of the Society are as follows:

  1. To conduct research on the biology and ecology of turtles in Malaysia and to disseminate research results through publications and local and international seminars and conferences.
  2. To bring about a recovery of turtle populations in Malaysia by initiating and intensifying conservation efforts.
  3. To cultivate concern for wildlife amongst the public by raising the profile of turtles in Malaysia through exhibitions, public awareness campaigns, educational programs and production and distribution of educational materials.
  4. To provide professional/consultancy services in the field of turtle conservation, management and research to local, regional and international agencies.


Download the Constitution here (PDF).


The logo of the Society shall be that of a turtle with its head protracted (sticking out) and the words “Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia” in front of the turtle. The fore limb of the turtle rests on the word “Conservation” to stress the importance of the need to conserve the turtles.

The turtle reflects the nature of the society which is involved in turtle research, conservation, public outreach and education work.