Painted Terrapin Batagur borneoensis

Painted Terrapin Batagur borneoensis

Painted Terrapin Batagur borneoensis

Critically Endangered

The painted terrapin, painted batagur, or saw-jawed turtle (Batagur borneoensis) is a species of turtle found in the rainforests of Brunei, Indonesia (Sumatra and Kalimantan), Malaysia, and Thailand.

Harvesting by fishermen to eat, poaching to meet pet and food demand, habitat loss due to land conversion to palm oil, and fish and shrimp farming are major threats.

IUCN Red List

The Painted Terrapin has a shell that’s a vivid painter’s palette of purple, blue and grey. This turtle of #Indonesia and #Thailand is critically endangered by #palmoil. We can help them with a #Boycott4Wildlife

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Further Information

iucn-rating-critically-endangered

Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2000. Batagur borneoensis (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T163458A97335363. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T163458A5608163.en. Downloaded on 24 January 2021.


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