The World Turtle Day is celebrated on June 23rd. The date was established in 2000 by the American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), with the aim of raising awareness about the need for rehabilitation, adoption and protection of turtles.
World Turtle Day
The non-profit organization was created to help protect all types of turtles, and this day was created to help people learn more about animals and how to preserve them. The ATR has guidelines available online for your treatment, which include instructions on what to do if a person encounters a turtle on a road, how to ensure fair treatment of animals and more.
The purpose of World Turtle Day is to educate people about the things they can do to protect turtle habitats. It is also a celebration of the joy that these reptiles bring daily to so many people.
There are also several resources available that teachers can use to develop World Turtle Day classes in schools. This is an important step in raising the future generation’s awareness of the threats that turtles face, which is also something that children like to get involved with.