World Turtle Day 2022: Current Affairs

World Turtle Day is being celebrated today, 23 May globally. It is a day to raise awareness about helping turtles survive and thrive in their natural habitat. The main objective behind this day is to also educate people about the things to do to protect the habitats of turtles as well as tortoises.

Turtles are said to be fascinating creatures that date back to the time of the dinosaurs, which is over 200 million years ago. There are a total of 300 species of turtles around the world, out of which nearly 129 species are said to be endangered.

Theme:
The theme for World Turtle Day 2022 is – ‘Shellebrate!’ Asks Everyone to Love and Save Turtles.