Turtles and tortoises play an important role in the ecological design of the earth. These reptiles are known to survive and thrive in various habitats around the world. To acknowledge the importance of these animals on Earth, May 23 is World Turtle Day.
World Turtle Day theme
This year’s theme for World Turtle Day is “Celebrate”. The theme is “Everyone loves and saves turtles”.
History of World Turtle Day
There would be no World Turtle Day if American Turtle Rescue (ATR) did not start it. This non-profit organization was established in 1990 and started celebrating World Turtle Day in 2001 This is the 22nd International World Turtle Day which they are celebrating The agency, founded by Susan Talem and her husband Marshall Thompson, has rescued and rehabilitated more than 4,000 turtles and tortoises.
The significance of World Turtle Day
International World Turtle Day is a time to celebrate the importance of these animals in our environment. The goal is to raise awareness about this rapidly disappearing group of animals.
Susan Talem says, “Ideally, all turtles should live in the wild, but in reality this is not always possible. Many pets are sold by shops, street vendors or used as prizes at carnivals and other events. Fortunately, there are now many more rescue and sanctuaries.” There are, as well as loving homes. ”