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.
To identify a turtle, we will need to check more than just the patterns on the shell.
All living creatures have a role to play in the environment. Turtles are no different and among the roles they play are as follow.
Green turtles are mostly herbivorous, feeding mainly on sea grass and sea weeds, but may occasionally grab a jellyfish or two. The remaining species are mostly carnivorous.
The leatherback turtle can dive to great depths. Leatherback turtles equipped with depth recorders dove to over 1,000 meters deep!
Turtles don’t have any “outer ear” — the part that sticks out from your head, but they have all the “inner ear” mechanisms that other animals do.
We are happy to announce our first Volunteer Programme!
TCS was invited by Berjaya Hotels and Resorts to conduct a Turtle Awareness Programme in conjunction with their Buka Puasa event recently.
We installed a camera at the terrapin hatchery, and here’s what we’ve got so far.
On Saturday, 15th March 2014, we had our 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM). A total of 28 new and existing members attended the AGM.
Leo Burnett, the 4th largest communications network in the world, has created a mobile web-based microsite for a contest in collaboration with TCS to create awareness and raise funds for turtle conservation.
Day 4 was full of small wins! We’ve put up all our printed exhibits and we also managed to repair a broken Giant soft-shell turtle and bring it back to its full glory!
Head Mistress Pn. Chia, from SJKC Kuala Kemaman, wrote an article regarding the Turtle Awareness Programme that TCS carried out in the school recently.
Sampling raw and fresh honey, visiting a turtle conservatory and watching fireflies were part of an interesting trip for participants of the recent Kembara Media 1 Malaysia 2014 to Terengganu.
Critically endangered river terrapins are bred and released to replenish their declining numbers in the wild.
Berjaya Hotels and Resorts collaborated with the Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia on the Turtle Conservation Awareness Programme, which is aimed at educating children on the importance of preserving a balanced ecosystem.
Local schoolchildren from SK Tekek were also educated on turtle conservation by Chen Pelf Nyok, the co-founder of the Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia and teen celebrity Fimie Don.
Despite the fact that turtle eggs have no beneficial value, people in Sabah and Terengganu, especially the older generation are still downing it with delight.