We hear them in their visions of being slow and plodding, steady and orderly, and sometimes intoxicated with ninjitsu, news reporters and pizza. We’re definitely talking about turtles! Turtles are a type of reptile found in many environments around the world and have entered literature, poetry, and parables throughout the history of the world. World Turtle Day celebrates these great reptiles and their place in the world and encourages people to help protect both common pet turtles and endangered sea turtles.
The History of Turtle Day
By the way, the first thing to know is that turtles and turtles are not the same thing, though today is dedicated to both celebration and protection. First created by the American Turtle Rescue in 1990, World Turtle Day recognizes that some species of our tough (and soft!) Shield friends are suffering and are on the verge of extinction due to environmental hazards, hunting and their eggs. Harvesting problems.
American Turtle Rescue was created by Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson, a couple of married animal activists with a special passion for turtles. We all have a life ahead of us in this life, and for both of these it is the work of an animal rights activist. It does not seem to be a very adorable thing for items that are now open and crooked.
Susan is deeply involved with Telesan Arts and Sciences and the Public Relations Society of America, while Tellin Grodi is a partner in Public Relations Inc. They organize charitable gatherings and work around the world to protect these wonderful critters and create Turtle Day to engage everyone and educate them about the decreasing number of these sentient beings.
So what’s the difference between turtles and turtles? Although they are both reptiles, the main difference between the two is that the turtles live in the water for at least some time, and the turtles live on land. Because they live in water, turtles are well-organized and mostly flat shells, turtles are often large and domed. Even our turtle friends can live longer than their reptile cousins. Turtles can live for over 300 years, though their average life span is 150 years. Turtles live up to 40 years of age, though record numbers of turtles live up to 90 years old!
Learning to differentiate between our reptile friends is one of the educational activities that can help promote Turtle Day. The Turtle and Turtle Conservation Group (TTPG) is open to all turtle and turtle lovers and creates educational materials to teach children and adults about these reptile creatures. The TTPG can help those who breed turtles by giving them advice on turtles and turtle keepers. Anyone who has a trusted four-legged turtle friend who is an expert breeder can have a TTPG to help.
celebrate Turtle Day 2020
First, contact the American Turtle Rescue and find out what you can do in your area to promote turtle conservation. If there are no activities in your area, work with them to find out what you can do to coordinate with local aquariums, pet stores and nature groups to focus on your snake species. Wherever you are, you can make a donation online for turtle causes, or you can set up your own donations and awareness programs to support your favorite species. You want to get your money out of your time by joining these events or volunteering at your local pet store to help your turtle and turtle. You do not need to be near your local conservation area to help our local friends. If you want to visit local habitats, why not book a trip and how do they support and support local wildlife through your local charity? Around the world, there are hundreds of places you can go to to help turtles and turtles with a licensed charity.
If you have your own turtle or turtle, why not show some appreciation on your own special day? If you don’t have one yet, why not buy your turtle new rock for its territory, or build its own private basking beach. Why not give the spring early tow to their tanks a deep clean, make sure they live in the best possible environment. Studies show that turtles can respond to their owner’s voice (either because you feed them, or because they love you, it’s hard to tell). Why not treat them to a favorite broccoli, or even a good soak when they need to live their best life.
If you are not near a turtle or a turtle center, keeping the beaches around you clean is equally important to local wildlife and their ecosystems. Keeping your local sandy summer spot free of plastic bags or water bottles will make the surrounding sea and land life happy. Can’t live near the beach? Even in an urban environment, plastic endangers your native wildlife, and animals from foxes to fish are trapped in plastic. Why not take a local recycling drive or clear up at your local park, big thanks to our two, four and legless friends.
They are a wonderful creature, some species of pets and they certainly live in protecting ecosystems in the water to create others. Happy Turtle Day!