Turtle Month

Each year from Earth Day through World Turtle Day®—May 23rd—we invite you to join us for a month-long celebration of the world’s turtles and tortoises, and the people who protect them.

During Turtle Month we celebrate the diversity, beauty, and preservation of the 350+ living species of turtles, tortoises, sea turtles, and terrapins found on Earth.

Together we will create a brighter future for turtles and tortoises!


Celebrating Turtles
World Turtle Day®

Turtle Month begins on Earth Day, April 22, and concludes on World Turtle Day® on May 23.

World Turtle Day® was begun by American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle. The day was created as a yearly observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.

World Turtle Day®
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