Dedicated to protect freshwater turtles in Malaysia is cooperating with charities, NGOs, volunteers and professionals to help raising funds with the goal to positively manage the impact of humans on environment and society. We introduce you to these organisations and the people behind it. Today’s post is about:

Turtle Conservation Society (TCS)

The collection and consumption of river terrapin eggs, coupled with habitat destruction and the use of indiscriminate fishing gears, have caused the drastic decline of the river terrapin populations in Malaysia. Realising the need to take immediate action to prevent their extinction, we at TCS began to study their nesting biology, ecology and movements patterns.

Terrapin hatchlings. Photo by Vera
Terrapin hatchlings. Photo by Vera Nieuwenhuis.

In 2011, we initiated a community-based terrapin conservation project with a local community in Kemaman, Terengganu. Since then Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS) has been restoring depleted wild populations of freshwater turtles in the country. As a non-governmental organisation, we are constantly raising funds to support the increasing number of research, conservation and educational projects that the Society takes on.

You can help too!

Your tax-deductible donations enable us to help save the critically endangered turtles in Malaysia.

-> Donate here

If you are a graduate or undergraduate looking to gain hands-on experience doing conservation-related work in a non-profit in Malaysia, we offer internships that allow you to get a feel of what it is like working in conservation. As an intern, you will get exposure to real projects (managing wildlife and people) and gain real world experience. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills (writing, public speaking, fundraising, marketing, etc.), to see your projects go from start to finish, and yes, you are allowed to make mistakes!

-> Apply for an Internship here

Our outreach programmes are designed to communicate the “science” of our river terrapin research and conservation project to the public. Our educational trips will not only appeal to college/ university students and their lecturers, but also to parents who are keen to provide their children an opportunity to explore nature. By participating in our hands-on activities, you could make an impact to the local communities through your CSR programmes.

-> Outreach Programmes

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