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World Turtle's Day

  • Category
    Ecology and Environment
  • Published
    30th May, 2022

Context

World Turtle Day is observed on May 23.

About

About World Turtle Day:

  • The day is celebrated to make people aware of turtle and tortoise and their habitats. This year is the 20th anniversary of World Turtle Day.
  • Every year since 2000, American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a nonprofit organization established in 1990, sponsors the celebrations for World Turtle Day.
  • Wildlife enthusiasts can help scientists and conservationists by updating photos and information on turtles on the newly launched Kurma mobile application, launched on the occasion of World Turtle Day.
  • A group of leading conservation agencies have come together to launch the citizen-science initiative, named the Indian Turtle Conservation Action Network (ITCAN).
  • This provides a platform for the exchange of vital information on turtles, promises to engage the general public in ground data collection and provide assistance to enforcement agencies / forest departments.
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