World Turtle Day is an annual observance that aims to raise awareness about the importance of preserving and protecting various species of turtles and tortoises around the globe. The key objectives of this day include encouraging conservation efforts, educating people on the threats faced by turtles, and promoting the adoption of threatened turtles rather than purchasing them from pet shops. This day highlights the crucial role these creatures play in maintaining balanced ecosystems and emphasizes their cultural and historical significance across different societies.
The American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting all species of tortoise and turtle, was founded World Turtle Day in 2000. Several native species of turtles in Canada, including the Western Painted Turtle, the Spotted Turtle, and the Blanding's Turtle, are classified as
Typical activities held on World Turtle Day in Canada include educational programs at local zoos, aquariums, and wildlife centers. Additionally, Canadians can partake in community clean-up efforts, helping to remove debris and plastics from local waterways that can pose hazards to turtles and other aquatic life. World Turtle Day is observed on May 23rd each year, providing a unique opportunity for Canadians to learn about and take part in the global efforts to protect these fascinating creatures.
Top Tweets for World Turtle Day -Updated
World Turtle Day facts
In the News and Trending in Canada for World Turtle DayUpdated World Turtle Day workshops
moretonbay.qld.gov.auWorld Turtle Day 2023: All you need to know
indiatoday.inWorld Turtle Day – Natural History Society of Maryland
marylandnature.orgWorld Turtle Day: Fun facts about turtles - Cayman Marl Road
Top things to do in Canada for World Turtle Day
World Turtle Day references and related siteswww.worldturtleday.org: American Tortoise Rescue www.seeturtles.org: Sea Turtles, Sea Turtle Threats www.britannica.com: Encyclopedia Britannica