The trade in Southeast Asian freshwater and terrestrial turtles has increased greatly in the past few decades. Turtles from these areas have increased exploitative and trade of regional wildlife resources for human consumption and medicinal purposes in local and expanding cultures.
Our mission to conservation for these turtles and tortoises, Is to establish a facility solely based for the species we currently work with in our program. Currently we facilitate into breeding programs over 16 critically endangered species from Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
A gravely growing number that is declining and we feel part of the objective to succeed. This facility will include a greenhouse with native plants, artificial rain systems, Southern Sub tropic weather perfectly positioned to closely mimic the natural weather patterns of Southeast Asia, Indoor habitats to mimic equatorial species.
The scope of this project is to enhance the successes of breeding these species.
Species we have produced in captivity include, Burmese brown mountain (Manouria emys emys), Arakan forest turtle (Heosemys depressa), Japanese pond turtle (Mauremys japonica), Chinese pond turtle (Mauremys reevesi), Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata), and Keeled box turtle (Cuora mouhotii obsti). Increasing those numbers is critical to the survival of these species.
This facility will assist in furthering the successes to grow exponentially for the fight of conservation. It also highlights the international platform of releasing offspring back into the wild. Collaborative efforts with in-situ organizations.
These offspring can be utilized to establish assets in breeding facilities within the native range and protected lands to ensure the survival of the species.