World Turtle Day 2018

by Jordan Gray  Dear Friends of Turtles, Today we celebrate the beauty and diversity of turtles and tortoises, and share our passion and commitment to protecting them. Although May 23rd marks a singular, yet important day for spreading global awareness of chelonian conservation, every day is “World Turtle Day” for us at the Turtle Survival Alliance.…

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World Turtle Day 2017

by Jordan Gray  For the past 17 years, World Turtle Day®, begun by the American Tortoise Rescue, has been growing at a steady clip. Conservation groups and citizens alike have used this day to spread awareness and cheer for the 441 taxa of turtles and tortoises that reside across our six temperate continents (sorry Antarctica, not…

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India, Spotted Pond Turtle (Geoclemys hamiltoni)

by Heather Lowe Each year, May 23 is celebrated around the globe as World Turtle Day®. The initiative, started by the American Tortoise Rescue in 2000, is an annual observance meant to raise awareness of turtles and tortoises, their welfare and their increasingly threatened habitats.Turtles have existed for over 220 million years, outliving their contemporaries the…

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