affecting our painted terrapins
For decades, painted terrapin eggs have been collected and consumed by local villagers, with little to no recruitment of hatchlings into the river/sea.
Habitat loss, degradation
Construction of dams and sand-mining operations in rivers, as well as coastal development destroy existing painted terrapin nesting habitats.
Collected for pet trade
Painted terrapin, like so many chelonians all over the world, is valued for consumption of its meat and eggs, as well as for the pet trade.
Help save our
Adopt a painted terrapin
Support our conservation efforts by symbolically adopting a painted terrapin. You are encouraged to name your terrapin too! Adopters will receive a digital Certificate of Adoption and a tax-deductible receipt.
Make a donation
Please consider making a donation to our painted terrapin conservation project. Funds that are raised from our adoption campaigns will be used to purchase pellets and vegetables for the terrapins.
Spread the word
Help us spread the word about our painted terrapin conservation effort by purchasing our handmade turtle batik merchandise. Know that your business directly and positively impacts the women in the local communities in Kemaman.