World Tortoise Day is Celebrated on May 23

23.05.2017

Today is an unusual holiday. World Tortoise Day is celebrated since 2000 on the initiative of conservationists from the American Tortoise Rescue. On this day, not only in the US, but also in many other countries, there are actions to save turtles and open lessons in schools dedicated to the conservation of these reptiles' rare species.

World Tortoise Day is Celebrated on May 23

Some in honor of the holiday wear green clothes or even suits of turtles. Volunteers help sluggish long-livers to get over the busy roads. Particular attention is paid to the seacoast, where turtles lay eggs - activists seek to assign these places the specially protected areas status. In particular, this will save the populations of the green, or "soup" turtle. Because of the development of its reproduction places by man, and also because of poachers doing business on the sale of eggs, the green turtle is under threat of extinction. The best thing to do on Tortoise Day is to abandon tortoise soup, as well as tortoise shell wares. And, of course, reduce the number of plastic waste that enter the ocean and often cause the death of these beautiful reptiles.