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Thursday, 10 May 2018

WORLD TURTLE DAY


WORLD TURTLE DAY
WORLD TURTLE DAY


 

World turtle day, the day intends to raise awareness and conservation of tortoise and turtles. Also World Turtle Day is an opportunity to learn more about turtles and how to protect them and their shrinking habitats.

WHEN IS WORLD TURTLE DAY?
Wednesday, May 23

WORLD TURTLE DAY HISTORY
World Turtle Day is being celebrated since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue. American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) was founded in 1990 by husband and wife team Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson. It’s a nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates all species of tortoise and turtle. They also do a lot for protecting the environments in which these animals live. They always try and find new homes for the animals but if this is not possible then they will remain in the care of the ATR.

WHAT TO DO ON WORLD TURTLE DAY
·        Involve in projects that help rescue turtles
·        Volunteer for other organizations that promote turtle conservation 
·        Donate money to turtle preservation or rescue organization

THREATS TO THE TURTLES
·        Climate Change
·        Illegal Trade & Consumption
·        Habitat destruction
·        Polluted seas and beaches
·        Bycatch

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