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World Turtle Day 2022

World Turtle Day is observed on May 23 every year by American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization. The day is celebrated to raise awareness among people to protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. Tortoises and turtles play an important role in the ecological design of Earth. These reptiles are known to survive and thrive across a range of diverse habitats around the globe.

The theme for this  year is “Shellebrate”. The theme asks “everyone to Love and Save Turtles”.

There wouldn’t have been any World Turtle Day if the American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) didn’t start it. This nonprofit organisation was established in 1990, and it started marking World Turtle Day in 2001. This is the 22nd International World Turtle Day that they are celebrating. The organisation, founded by Susan Tellem and her husband Marshall Thompson, has rescued and re-sheltered more than 4,000 turtles and tortoises.

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