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.
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.
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.
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.
Splitting into 2 teams today helped as team 1 covered the design & printing of the infographics & exhibits, while team 2 worked on the remaining facade, stripping of the carpets and repairing some of the carapace.
Setting up a museum was a breeze since we have had 40 combined years of both, sea turtles and river terrapins research and experience, under our belts. Plus, not forgetting the Kg Mangkok experience, which allowed us to speed things up a lot more!
We have moved our exhibits from Kg. Mangkok in Setiu to Kg. Dusun in Kuala Berang, and we are currently in the process of setting up the new museum.
Last month, we were invited to conduct a Turtle Conservation Programme with the students of S.K. Tekek on Tioman Island, in conjunction with Berjaya Hotel and Resort’s Tioman Island Clean Up Day (TICD) 2013.
We have recently produced a few Terrapin Batik designs, and we are selling them to raise funds for our Society. The single-print batiks are priced at RM 30 each, and they come in three colours — navy blue, light blue and maroon. The multi-print batiks are priced at RM 35 each, and they come in various colour combinations.
Last month, a group of 27 teachers and students from Sri KDU Secondary School, Kota Damansara, organized and executed a Turtle Camp for the school students at S.K. Pasir Gajah, Kemaman.
LEO BURNETT Malaysia who teamed up with their clients, McDonald’s Malaysia and the Turtle Conservation Society, emerged winners, bagging a gold and silver respectively and a total of RM800,000 worth of airtime for the best creative campaigns in the recent ‘Moving Minds Challenge 2014’.
LEO Burnett Malaysia, along with two of its clients, McDonald’s Malaysia and the Turtle Conservation Society, participated in the Moving Minds Challenge recently.
The Turtle Conservation Workshop by the beach aimed at fostering awareness on protecting turtles through interactive and fun-filled learning activities. The children were briefed on the characteristics of different turtle species and the dangers facing them, causing their extinction. The children then participated in group dynamic activities incorporating threats-to-turtles story narration and games.
BAGS containing turtle eggs, resembling oversized ping-pong balls, were displayed openly by hawkers at the Pasar Payang market, in Kuala Terengganu. The ones caked with sand were local eggs, while the cleaner ones were apparently from Sabah, or so they say.
A two-day exhibition titled “Save Our Wildlife Exhibition KL ‘13” was held at Berjaya Times Square recently and TCS was invited as one of the exhibitors.
TCS telah mengambil bahagian dalam sambutan “Berjaya Founder’s Day” yang berlangsung pada 23hb Februari 2013. TCS juga merupakan satu daripada 74 NGO yang menerima bantuan kewangan daripada “Berjaya Cares Foundation” untuk meneruskan projek penyelidikan dan pemuliharaan tuntung di Malaysia.