“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

Tell us about the turtle conservation projects carried out by WWF-Malaysia

Tell us about the turtle conservation projects carried out by WWF-Malaysia

The WWF-Malaysia turtle teams work at 3 project sites, and they are in Padang Kamunting and the surrounding beaches in Melaka, as well as Kerteh and Setiu in Terengganu. We work closely with the Department of Fisheries on several fronts, which include beach patrolling and hatchery management, egg buy-back, training the rangers and egg collectors, scientific research, as well as community education and awareness.

What do you do as a turtle conservationist?

What do you do as a turtle conservationist?

As the Team Leader for WWF-Malaysia’s Terengganu Turtle Conservation, my work broadly involves ensuring our team delivers the project outputs and activities in accordance with the agreed work plan, time frame and within the prescribed budget. We also update our funders regularly either in writing or personally, and sometimes both, on the status of our project.

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.

“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

New 2014-2016 Committee Members

New 2014-2016 Committee Members

On Saturday, 15th March 2014, we had our 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM). A total of 28 new and existing members attended the AGM.

“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

“I love turtles!”

Head Mistress Pn. Chia, from SJKC Kuala Kemaman, wrote an article regarding the Turtle Awareness Programme that TCS carried out in the school recently.

Kembara Media 2014 goes to Terengganu

Kembara Media 2014 goes to Terengganu

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.

Berjaya promotes turtle conservation

Berjaya promotes turtle conservation

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.

Preserving Tioman’s treasures

Preserving Tioman’s treasures

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.

No benefit in turtle eggs

No benefit in turtle eggs

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.