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WWF-Malaysia’s Painted Terrapin Conservation Efforts In Setiu Wetlands, Terengganu

 


On World Turtle Day, it’s a sad fact that 61% of the world’s freshwater turtles are at risk of extinction – threatened by habitat destruction, hunting and illegal trafficking.

In Terengganu’s Setiu Wetlands, the Critically Endangered painted terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) is threatened by the poaching of eggs and unsustainable land use.

Click on the video below to learn more about the species and WWF-Malaysia’s efforts to save it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMuSkLQiEnI



The World Turtle Day is celebrated annually on 23 May to highlight conservation issues affecting turtles and how we can take action to solve them. Here’s a s…

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMuSkLQiEnI



 

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WWF-Malaysia is a national conservation trust that currently runs conversation projects covering a diverse range of environmental protection & nature conservation in Malaysia. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

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