World Turtle Day

Coastal wetlands create a great habitat for many turtle species. Wetlands include a large gradient from shallow fresh waters, pelagic salt waters, to heavily or scarcely vegetated areas; a species of turtle resides in every type of wetland environment. World Turtle Day is designated to raising awareness and bringing attention to turtles and tortoises for the encouragement of protection, survival, and thriving of the many species. Further your wetland animal knowledge by utilizing World Turtle Day to become familiar with local turtle species and getting involved in turtle research and protection.