Literature Review: Distribution, Ecology, History and Conservation of Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis Schlegel and Muller 1845) in Indonesia

  • Endang Hernawan Tropical Biodiversity Conservation Program, Graduate School, Bogor Agricultural University, Campus of IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680, West Java, Indonesia
  • Sambas Basuni Department of Conservation of Forest and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University, Campus of IPB Darmaga Bogor 16680, West Java, Indonesia
  • Burhanuddin Masyud Department of Conservation of Forest and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University, Campus of IPB Darmaga Bogor 16680, West Java, Indonesia
  • Mirza Dikari Kusrini Department of Conservation of Forest and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University, Campus of IPB Darmaga Bogor 16680, West Java, Indonesia
Keywords: B.borneoensis, policy, habitat, population.


Painted terrapin or Batagur borneoensis is one of critically endangered turtle species in Indonesia. Few researches have been conducted in Indonesia to study this species.  Our research analyses reports and previous research on distribution, ecology, history and conservation of B.borneoensis.  This species sustainability depends strongly on the nesting beach condition, mangrove ecosystem sustainability and river condition.  Current policies of B.borneoensis conservation in Indonesia have yet to pay sufficient attention to its habitat and distribution,  utilization by local communities, social-economic conditions of coastal communities, overlapping regulations, clear roles and contributions of related stakeholders. There have been some ecology studies, to our knowledge, however there has been no study previously conducted on B.borneoensis conservation policy.


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