Number of female terrapins micro-chipped since 2011
Number of terrapin eggs saved from human consumption
Number of terrapin hatchlings produced
Number of terrapin hatchlings released
Our outreach programmes are designed to communicate the “science” of our research and conservation project to the public. Our educational trips will not only appeal to college/ university students and their lecturers, but also to parents who are keen to provide their children an opportunity to explore nature. By participating in our hands-on activities, you could make an impact to the local communities through your CSR programmes.
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Support Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS) in restoring depleted wild populations of freshwater turtles in the country. As a non-governmental organisation, we are constantly raising funds to support the increasing number of research, conservation and educational projects that the Society takes on. Your tax-deductible donations enable us to help save the critically endangered turtles in Malaysia.
If you are a graduate or undergraduate looking to gain hands-on experience doing conservation-related work in a non-profit in Malaysia, we offer internships that allow you to get a feel of what it is like working in conservation. As an intern, you will get exposure to real projects (managing wildlife and people) and gain real world experience. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills (writing, public speaking, fundraising, marketing, etc.), to see your projects go from start to finish, and yes, you are allowed to make mistakes!
Turtles are quite different from other quadrupeds because their shells are a unique feature. Often, we might mistake these shells as their ‘homes’ or even as ‘deadweight’ that restrict their movement and make them sluggish. Today, it is widely accepted that their shells serve as armours that shield them from predators.
A former intern recalls her fear for animals and how despite that, she joined TCS for a month, and found that she thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
While the current peak nesting season is seeing a rise in turtle eggs, conservation groups are urging Malaysians to take a pledge to stop putting turtle eggs on their plates.