World Turtle Day - 23 May

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World-Turtle-Day---23-MayWorld Turtle Day is an annual celebration held on May 23, founded by American Turtle Rescue (ATR).

An Overview of the News 

  • American Turtle Rescue (ATR) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and welfare of turtles.

  • The theme for this year's World Turtle Day is 'I Love Turtles', emphasising the critical need to protect these species and their future in the face of shrinking habitats.

  • The day aims to protect turtles, raise awareness of their disappearing habitats and encourage human action to support their survival.

  • American Turtle Rescue provides Turtle Day lesson plans and craft projects for classroom teaching.

  • World Turtle Day was established by ATR on 23 May 2000 and has its 24th anniversary in 2023.

  • Its founders, Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson, established the day with the goal of raising awareness of the challenges faced by turtles.

Important Days and Themes 2023

  • March 3rd, 2023 - World Wildlife day - Theme:   “Partnerships for wildlife conservation”

  • March 22nd, 2023 - World Water Day - Theme: “Accelerating the change to solve the water and sanitation crisis.”

  • February 2nd, 2023 - World Wetlands Day - Theme: “It's Time for Wetlands Restoration”

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