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 2011-2013
The inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Monday, 28th November 2011 at the Malaysian Nature Society HQ, Kuala Lumpur. The following office bearers were elected at the AGM.
Ordinary Committee Members:
1. Chan Wai Kee
2. Jasmine Steed
3. Lim Xin Yu
4. Loretta Ann Shepherd
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:
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.