Today is World Turtle Day. World Turtle Day was started to raise awareness on turtle and tortoises threats, conservation and what people can do to help save them.
Turtles and Tortoises face many threats. These include rubbish, feral species, habitat loss, global warming and poaching.
The Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle is one of the world's most endangered animals with only four left!
There is a lot happening around the world to help save endangered species of Tortoises and Turtles. There are conservationists that work with locals and have successfully educated them how to protect marine habitats. Marine Turtles often get caught in fishing nets but there is a special net where the Turtle can escape. But not every fishing boat has one. Some islands find turtles sacred and can't touch them! Many organisations clean up beaches. Many wildlife hospitals treat injured turtles and release them back into the wild when they get better. The Galapagos Tortoise thrives on islands where Goats have been eradicated. There are also many breeding programs for many different endangered turtle and tortoise species.
We can all help save Turtles and Tortosies by:
So far on my website website there are four different types of endangered turtles. They are the Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Green Turtle and the Loggerhead Turtle.
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