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Terrapins back in the swim, thanks to Chen


To shell and back: Dr Chen observing turtle specimens at the Turtle Conservation Society centre mini museum in Kemaman.

To shell and back: Dr Chen observing turtle specimens at the Turtle Conservation Society centre mini museum in Kemaman.

KEMAMAN: As the world steps up efforts to save the majestic sea turtles from extinction, a passionate turtle lover is dedicating her time to conserving its lesser known cousin, the river terrapin.

Dr Chen Pelf Nyok has been working to document and conserve river terrapins, locally known as tuntung, since she started working on her Master’s degree in 2005.

   

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