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    Thailand: World Turtle Day

    World Turtle Day 2018

    "every dog has it's day", or in this case, every turtle

    Satun to hold World Turtle Day 2018 event in May
    SATUN, 25th March 2018 (NNT)

    Satun Province will hold the World Turtle Day 2018 event on May 3rd-7th, 2018, promoting the conservation of rare northern river terrapins facing the danger of extinction.


    Kamphaeng Sub-district Administrative Organization President Samlee Lakkanawong revealed that the organization will be holding the 4th World Turtle Day event on the first week of May at Thanon Chalung-Thungwa Road Flea Market in Kamphaeng sub-district of Satun province.

    The event will be held under cooperation of Satun Freshwater Fish Farming Research and Development Center which is home to the northern river terrapin nursery. Activities to be held in this event are aimed to promote the conservation of the endangered northern river terrapins and to promote conservation tourism in the province.

    The event will feature exhibitions from government agencies and private firms, touring to the northern river terrapin nursery and nurseries of other freshwater animals by local guides, food and good retails, as well as performances from school bands and famous artists.


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    From Thai National Parks:

    Turtle and tortoise species in Thailand
    Please note that some of species listed below may be extinct or no longer found in Thailand.
    This list is result of our own cross-referencing of checklists from many sites, location data from scientific publications, IUCN website, books, blogs etc. We have also used location data from photos posted by photographers.

    Turtles (Order: Testudines)

    Sea and leatherback turtles (Family: Dermochelyidae and Cheloniidae)
    Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas
    Hawksbill sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata
    Leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea
    Loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta
    Olive ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea

    Platysternidae (Family: Platysternidae)
    Big-headed turtle, Platysternon megacephalum

    Softshell turtles (Family: Trionychidae)
    Amyda ornata
    Asian narrow-headed softshell turtle, Chitra chitra
    Burmese flapshell turtle, Lissemys scutata
    Burmese narrow-headed softshell turtle, Chitra vandijki
    Burmese peacock softshell, Nilssonia formosa
    Cantor's giant softshell turtle, Pelochelys cantorii
    Chinese softshell turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis
    Malayan softshell turtle, Dogania subplana

    Freshwater pond turtles (Family: Geoemydidae)
    Mangrove terrapins (Genus: Batagur)
    Northern river terrapin, Batagur baska
    Painted terrapin, Batagur borneoensis
    Southern river terrapin, Batagur affinis

    Southeast Asian box turtles (Genus: Cuora)
    Amboina box turtle, Cuora amboinensis
    Keeled box turtle, Cuora mouhotii

    Asian leaf turtles (Genus: Cyclemys)
    Asian leaf turtle, Cyclemys dentata
    Enigmatic leaf turtle, Cyclemys enigmatica
    Oldham's leaf turtle, Cyclemys oldhamii
    Western black-bridged leaf turtle, Cyclemys atripons

    Asian pond turtles (Genus: Heosemys)
    Giant Asian pond turtle, Heosemys grandis
    Spiny turtle, Heosemys spinosa
    Yellow-headed temple turtle, Heosemys annandalii

    Snail-eating turtles (Genus: Malayemys)
    Khorat snail-eating turtle, Malayemys khoratensis
    Malayan snail-eating turtle, Malayemys macrocephala
    Mekong snail-eating turtle, Malayemys subtrijuga

    Flat-shelled turtle (Genus: Notochelys)
    Flat-shelled turtle, Notochelys platynota

    Pond turtles (Genus: Siebenrockiella)
    Black marsh turtle, Siebenrockiella crassicollis

    Tortoises (Family: Testudinidae)
    Asian elongated tortoises (Genus: Indotestudo)
    Elongated tortoise, Indotestudo elongata

    Asian tortoises (Genus: Manouria)
    Asian forest tortoise, Manouria emys
    Impressed tortoise, Manouria impressa
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    "we get the day off in May"
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    I'm afraid of turtles

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    Faster than they look... snakes with a shield...
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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    ^ ^ join the queue



    The lakes at Wat Khao Sukim are well-stocked with turtles, fish and a few water monitors as well
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    We almost always had a turtle, as a pet when we were kids, if you didn't want him (or her) to wander off, a 5mm drill hole in the end of his shell, with a small chain attached.

    Once the novelty wore off, simply detach chain and off they'd wander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    I'm afraid of turtles
    My english girlfriend from my twenties was absolutely Teemutninturophobic..yep, that's the term for it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    My english girlfriend from my twenties was absolutely Teemutninturophobic..yep, that's the term for it...
    Well so the fxuk am I!!

    There is a shitload of them fxukers in Queens Park near Paragon Mall

    I hightailed it out of that place
    Needless to say......Ao was not exactly attracted to me in that moment 5555

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    It's the turtles that jump out of trees that scare me...
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    It's the turtles that jump out of trees that scare me...
    sewers....with bandanas around their heads....
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    WORLD turtle day, organized by a road-side flea-market in a small village somewhere in the deep south of Thailand... 555

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    ^ Because world flea day held less marketing appeal?

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    World Turtle Day



    American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle, is sponsoring its 17th annual World Turtle Dayģ on May 23. The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatari View Post
    ^ Because world flea day held less marketing appeal?
    I think they adore turtles so much down south because of their armour.. 555

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    Sea turtles in rehab at Khung Krabaen, Chanthaburi - accidentally caught in fishing nets, if injured they are brought here for recovery at the Marine Education Centre, assisted by marine ecology students from nearby Burapha Uni


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    Freshwater...



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    Phuket releases sea turtles on Songkran day
    PHUKET, 14th April 2018

    The southern province of Phuket has celebrated the Songkran New Year with the release of sea turtles.

    Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong presided over the release of 55 sea turtles at Mai Khao Beach. Attendees included members of public and private agencies, tourists and residents. The activity, held for the ninth time, was a collaborative project of the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and friends.

    The freed turtles were those that had been injured and were in the care of Phuket Marine Biological Center and Third Naval Area Command, which are supported by the public and private sectors as well as public donations.

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    ^ Phuket Marine Biological Center

    Same place I think as I took these photos, behind the aquarium at Cape Panwa (2009)





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    One mention for Thailand - I had heard of Richelieu Rock, somewhere ...

    7 Top Spots to Swim with Turtles on World Turtle Day

    Koh Phra Thong, Thailand
    The Golden Buddha Island of Koh Phra Thong is just over 100km from Phuket on Thailandís west coast. If youíre a diver, youíll already know this tiny, unspoiled patch of loveliness because itís about as near as you can get to Richelieu Rock, the countryís top dive site. And if itís turtles youíre after, Koh Phra Thongís huge, white beaches are protected nesting grounds and the population is fairly enormous. Thailand in general is good for swimming, snorkelling and diving with turtles, but few places score as high on eco-credentials as Koh Phra Thong.


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