Terrapin Adoption Programme

Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS) carries out a River Terrapin Conservation Project in the Kemaman River, Terengganu. Through this project and with the collaboration with the local communities, a maximum number of river terrapin eggs are secured for incubation. Upon emergence, the river terrapin hatchlings are raised for approximately four to five months before they are also released into the river.

Every year, as part of our fund-raising efforts, we put up our river terrapins for adoption*. Each terrapin adoption costs RM35 (or US$10), and you will be furnished with a personalized Certificate of Adoption. You are also encouraged to name your adopted terrapin(s)! All funds raised through the Terrapin Adoption Programme will be used to carry out river terrapin conservation projects in the future.

A sample of photos taken during the Terrapin Release in September 2014.

A sample of photos taken during a previous Terrapin Independence Day.


Support us today!

To participate in our Terrapin Adoption Programme, please:

  1. Fill up the Terrapin Adoption Form below.
  2. Remit payment. Our bank account details are as follows:
    Name: Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia
    Bank: Maybank Berhad
    Acc. No.: 5630 6412 4656
    Email: pelf@turtleconservationsociety.org.my
  3. For international adoptions, you may send the funds to the following PayPal account:
    Name: Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia
    Email: contactus@turtleconservationsociety.org.my

  4. Email your proof of payment to pelf@turtleconservationsociety.org.my for our records (screenshot of successful transaction or bank-in slip).

Should you need further information regarding the programme, please do not hesitate to email us at pelf@turtleconservationsociety.org.my.

*Note: Our “Terrapin Adoption Programme” is a symbolic gesture in an effort to raise funds for turtle conservation in Malaysia. Adopters do NOT get to bring home a terrapin. And at the end of the day, ALL terrapins will be released into the river, regardless of whether they get “adopted.” :)