And the turtles, of course . all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.

–Dr Seuss (Yertle the Turtle)

Don’t we tend to all love turtles and other creatures? From the slow tortoise who won the race with the hare to the large and gaint one who is meant to hold the whole globe on his back, these beloved reptiles are a vicinity of our lives. There aren't any vertebrates within the world as endangered and vulnerable as turtles.The sea turtle moms come back on the beaches and lay their eggs. however there's just one in a thousand probability that an egg can survive to adulthood. In 1983, all the eggs set by the marine turtle on the coast of Thailand were poached by humans! we  are destroying their elbow room, merchandising our garbage (every minute we tend to dump one truck packed with plastic in oceans!) in their homes, killing them for delicacies and medicines and making ornaments out of their shells. several turtles get caught in our fishing nets and die. This day  could be a reminder that we'd like to try and do our bit to conserve the habitats of these wonderful creatures…and be their friends.


World Turtle Day is widely celebrated on 23 May  once a year since its inception in 2000. The American tortoise Rescue sponsors this present day of awareness to bring attention to at  one of the world’s oldest reptiles, and encourage humans to assist within the conservation and protection of those grand animals. Turtles are around for a powerful 220 million years! they have been an integral part of the ecology of plant earth, a number of them doing trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic journeys, moving between oceans and beaches and distributing energy between totally different ecosystems. If turtles vanish, not solely can our ecosystems be poorer, they'd be smellier too! several turtles ar nice scavengers and clear dead fish from our water bodies. They survived the dinosaurs; we must make sure that they survive the humans too!

Sea turtles are magnificent and impressive animals. The marine turtle, as an example, may be a large of the seas. it's the fourth heaviest craniate on earth advisement around 600 weight unit and growing up to 6.5 feet long! they're carefree gypsies of the ocean, traveling no but 6000 miles annually between their breeding and their feeding grounds. Researchers estimate that around 1,000 ocean turtles die each year. however the particular deaths will be abundant, way more than that. Over 60% of the turtle species are under below threat of being wiped from the face of earth. the one biggest issue for that's human action.



What Can You Do to Protect Sea Turtle Habitat?

·         Reduce marine debris which may entangle or be accidentally eaten by  turtles.

·         Participate in coastal clean-ups and scale back plastic use to stay our beaches and ocean clean. Trash within the ocean will damage  turtles and all different creatures that live there.

·         Carry reusable water bottles and plastic baggage. Refrain from releasing balloons, they will end up within the ocean wherever ocean turtles will mistake them for prey and consume them.

·         Keep nesting beaches dark and safe for turtles. Turn off, shield, or redirect lights visible from the beach. Lights  disorient young turtles and discourage nesting females from coming back onto the beach to lay their eggs.

·         Do not disturb nesting turtles, nests, or hatchlings. Attend organized turtle watches that savvy to securely observe nesting ocean turtles.

·         Remove recreational beach equipments like chairs, umbrellas, boats at night thus ocean turtles aren't turned away.

·         Fill in holes and knock down sandcastles before you leave the beach. they'll become obstacles for nesting turtles or rising hatchlings.

About the Author: Iqra Ateeq is a student of environmental Sciences at GCWUS. She is a keen Climate activist and loves to write for environment and nature. She is a nature lover by heart and a green blogger.