Tomorrow 23rd May is World turtle day. It was started in the year 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue to bring about awareness about turtles and tortoises. It is celebrated in different ways like:
- Dressing up like turtles
- Turtle and tortoise Conservation efforts
- Rescuing of turtles and tortoises from illegal captivity
The main danger to turtles comes from human beings and many turtle species are endangered today due to excessive hunting. The flesh of turtles is considered a delicacy in many cultures. Turtle soup which is made from the flesh of the green turtle or the snapping turtle can lead to the killing of large number of turtles. Few endangered species of turtles are also killed for food, leading to further reduction in the population of the endangered species.
Turtles can be saved from the fate of the dodo by bringing about awareness among people. Hope google decides to support the turtle conservation efforts by putting a logo on World turtle day.If they can come up with a famous Turtle day Google logo, it will do a lot to help conserve turtles. Until then this fake google logo has to do.