Upon emergence

all river terrapin hatchlings are marked, weighed and measured.

Then, the hatchlings are

raised at the hatchery. Your symbolic adoption allows us to hire a local villager from Kg. Pasir Gajah to perform a complete water change and to feed the terrapin hatchlings daily. He is tasked to clean the head-starting tank too.

Once a year,

the head-started terrapins are released into the Kemaman River, in our attempt to repopulate the river. You are invited to release your own adopted terrapins, but if you can’t make it, don’t worry, we will release them on your behalf.
Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS) carries out a River Terrapin Conservation Project in the Kemaman River, Terengganu. Through this project and with the collaboration with the local communities, a maximum number of river terrapin eggs are secured for incubation. Upon emergence, the river terrapin hatchlings are raised for approximately four to five months before they are also released into the river.

This year, as part of our fund-raising efforts, we put up our terrapin nests for adoption. Each nest adoption costs RM50, and each nest contains approximately 10 – 25 eggs. You will be furnished with an official tax-deductible receipt and a personalized Certificate of Adoption. You will also receive information about your adopted nest at the end of the hatching season (by June/July), i.e. number of eggs incubated, number of hatchlings emerged, hatching success, etc. All funds raised through the Terrapin Adoption Programme will be used to carry out river terrapin conservation projects in the future.

To participate in our Nest Adoption Programme, please:

1. Fill up the Nest Adoption Form below.

2. Remit payment. Our bank account details are as follows:

Name: Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia
Bank: CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad
Acc. No.: 860 316 3577
Email: [email protected]. Email us your proof of payment for our records.

For international adoptions, you may send the funds to the following PayPal account:
Name: Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia
Email: [email protected]

If you require a tax-deductible receipt, please provide your full address below.
Tick this box if this adoption is a gift for a family or friend.
Each nest adoption is RM50. Please add RM8 for shipping of physical certificate.


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