“No man has ever seen a turtle climbing the wall. In order to do the things which are impossible for you, you need to change yourself, and better still, transform yourself into something new!”

– Mehmet Murat ildan

“Oh, a very useful philosophical animal, your average tortoise. Outrunning metaphorical arrows, beating hares in races… very handy.”

– Terry Pratchett

ARTICLES

Do butterflies drink the tears of turtles?

Do butterflies drink the tears of turtles?

Lachryphagy is a fascinating evolutionary adaptation by insects to get the nutrients they require. It is remarkable to see how unlikely organisms can be interlinked, such as turtles and butterflies, and serves as a reminder that all organisms should be protected, as there are bound to be others that rely upon them to thrive.

Do we have albino turtles?

Do we have albino turtles?

Leucism and albinism are two examples of color mutations that cause color loss and result in distinct phenotypes. Leucism has a variety of meanings, and some authors refer to it as a form of incomplete albinism. However, leucistic animals have diminished or missing color but normal eye pigmentation, whereas true albinos lack pigmentation and have red or pinkish eyes.

How does a turtle’s shell grow?

How does a turtle’s shell grow?

The carapace and plastron of a turtle, which are the upper and lower parts of the shell, consist of bony plates covered in scutes made of keratin. To accommodate for the increasing size of a turtle’s body, new, wider scutes grow beneath the existing scutes, which are then shed to make way for the new ones.

Why do sea turtles return to the beach that they were hatched from?

Why do sea turtles return to the beach that they were hatched from?

Studies have discovered that female turtles demonstrate natal homing behaviour in that they always return to the exact location where they were hatched to mate and lay their own eggs whereas the male turtles almost never return to the same beach once they leave the sand of their natal beach.

Do sea turtles communicate among themselves?

Do sea turtles communicate among themselves?

Sea turtles do communicate but their communication is scarce as there is a lesser need to communicate between each other because most of them are solitary. Perhaps their communication is considered as adequate as they have survived millions of years until today.

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”

– Muhammad Ali

“Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.”

– Natalie Portman

OUR PROGRAMMES

Replacing fear with curiosity

Replacing fear with curiosity

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!

Terrapin Independence Day 2016

Terrapin Independence Day 2016

To celebrate Terrapin Independence Day 2016, we have lined up various activities for both adults and children. Come join us on the 24-25th September weekend!

Overcoming the devils in my head

Overcoming the devils in my head

At times, I practiced the talk several times and improved on my presentation skills, after all, I’d be talking to a group of 11-year-old students! I was excited and nervous at the same time!

An eye-opening experience leading a big group of students

An eye-opening experience leading a big group of students

A day before the 2D1N programme, I had a fear of facing the big group of students and I was worried that I might forget any of the duties that were assigned to me. I kept thinking to myself, “Cabita, you can do it. Do it with full confidence and always be aware of the critical situations that you might face during the programme.”

My first tour guiding experience!

My first tour guiding experience!

“A few days before the trip, I was so afraid that I might not be able to lead and meet the expectations of the TDT participants! I searched for information regarding turtles and terrapins from the “almighty internet” to prepare myself for any questions that might be raised by the participants.”

“This is what really happened, reported by a free press to a free people. It is the raw material of history; it is the story of our own times.”

– Henry Steel Commager

NEWS ARCHIVE

‘Stop consuming turtle eggs’

‘Stop consuming turtle eggs’

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.

Love is all we need

Love is all we need

The year has seen us forge great relationships with local communities which was instrumental in the success and growth of our project. It proves that we simply can’t do without community engagement. Conservation isn’t solely an endeavour by NGOs alone, we need the help of the local community to really make a difference. To put it succinctly, conservation is a task for everyone.

OSK Property Cleans Up Balok Beach

OSK Property Cleans Up Balok Beach

The event which collected a massive 368kg of trash littering the stretch of 1km public beach fronting the TimurBay Sales Gallery and Swiss-Garden Resort Residences was jointly organised by OSK Property with OSK Foundation, Malaysian Nature Society (Pahang Branch) and Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia.