World Turtle Day

GreenSeaTurtle-2What is World Turtle Day?

World Turtle Day was founded in 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue – a turtle and tortoise rescue organization – to raise awareness for turtles and tortoises, whose survival is threatened by human activities and abuse, habitat loss, the pet trade and the effects of pollution and industrial fishing operations.

When is World Turtle Day?

May 23. Why?

May is a busy month for turtles. Many have recently emerged from winter hibernation and are beginning their search for mates and nesting areas.

- The Humane Society of the United States

How do I celebrate World Turtle Day?

Check out The Humane Society’s Twelve Things to Do for Turtles and Tortoises to find out how you can help protect these fascinating reptiles.

Sources: humanesociety.org

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