“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

Terrapin Museum :: Day 03 :: half-way point!

Terrapin Museum :: Day 03 :: half-way point!

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.

Terrapin Museum (TM) :: Day 02 updates :: wet! Wet! WET!

Terrapin Museum (TM) :: Day 02 updates :: wet! Wet! WET!

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!

Turtle Awareness Programme in Tioman

Turtle Awareness Programme in Tioman

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.

Terrapin Batik—you know you want one!

Terrapin Batik—you know you want one!

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.

“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

Tioman Island Clean-Up Day (TICD) 2013 with Berjaya Hotels & Resorts

Tioman Island Clean-Up Day (TICD) 2013 with Berjaya Hotels & Resorts

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.

Sale of turtle eggs makes mockery of conservation efforts

Sale of turtle eggs makes mockery of conservation efforts

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.

Students speak out against animal abuse

Students speak out against animal abuse

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.

Berjaya lancar program CSR

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.