“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

Are turtles protected by the Malaysian laws?

Are turtles protected by the Malaysian laws?

The Wildlife Protection Act 1972 lists several levels of protection for endangered species of wild animals (mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects), but completely omitted all species of terrapins and tortoises.

Can turtles spread diseases to humans?

Can turtles spread diseases to humans?

If any, it has mostly been through contact with contamination in the water or on the turtle itself. The causative agent is usually Salmonella or E. coli.

The joys of being a turtle volunteer

The joys of being a turtle volunteer

Ever since my first time on Chagar Hutang, I have never been able to get it out of my mind resulting in a further 4 trips (in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) throughout the years. Even when I couldn’t go, every year in February I would automatically start checking the registration page to see how fast it fills up and as well, trying to convince my friends to go.

Are there any poisonous turtles?

Are there any poisonous turtles?

There have been reported cases of mortality from consumption of hawksbill turtle meat in the South Pacific Island of Tonga where 18 people became sick from eating hawksbill meat.

“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

Up close with the Green turtle

Up close with the Green turtle

It was an amazing experience, being able to witness the nesting of a Green turtle. First, the turtle digs a body pit big enough for her to be comfortable in. Then, she carves an egg chamber for the eggs. When she is ready, she lays her eggs, 2-3 eggs at a time, and then she covers her egg chamber. Before leaving the nest behind, she sand bathes for about an hour, in an attempt to camouflage her nest. The entire nesting process may easily take 3 hours to complete!

My experiences conducting Turtle Camps

My experiences conducting Turtle Camps

I have never been good with kids. I’ve always thought that kids were annoying. I couldn’t even bring myself to carry a baby. They will never listen to you and they wouldn’t do anything except play. Putting my ego away, I challenged myself to join TCS as an intern and SURPRISINGLY it was the best decision that I’ve made for my life.

Our first volunteer from Hong Kong

Our first volunteer from Hong Kong

To many people, it is actually quite a “crazy” thing to do, i.e. to go to another country and spend time volunteering for a local NGO. For me, I just felt that it was a very “natural” decision that my instinct told me to make as soon as I found out that TCS was looking for a few interns. I was so excited when I was shortlisted!

A meaningful 3D2N programme with PTPI Sri KDU, KL

A meaningful 3D2N programme with PTPI Sri KDU, KL

We organized a 3D2N programme for the students of People-To-People-International (PTPI) from Sri KDU Secondary School in conjunction with their annual Global Youth Service Day. Our activities included a gotong-royong (community service) and a Turtle Awareness Programme, and it was facilitated by two teachers, Ms. Chuah and Mr. Davey.

A great experience!

A great experience!

My friend and I immediately signed up for this programme as soon as we were notified of it. Even though we didn’t really know what to expect, we seized the opportunity and got a shot at a lovely and unforgettable experience.

Turtles and Life

Turtles and Life

Edward Lim and Danial Tiang were our first volunteers who participated in our Kemaman River Terrapin Volunteer Programme, which was rolled out at the beginning of the River Terrapin nesting season. Following is a reflection of Edward’s experiences in a River Terrapin project, and in life.

“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

Tuntung makin pupus

Tuntung makin pupus

Walaupun dilindungi sepenuhnya di bawah Akta Hidupan Liar 2010, sikap manusia, proses pembangunan, pencemaran dan perubahan alam termasuk banjir besar menjadi penyumbang yang mengancam masa depan tuntung, malah boleh membawa kepada kepupusan.