World Turtle Day
World Turtle Day was initiated in 2000 by the American Tortoise Rescue, a turtle and tortoise rescue organization founded in 1990 in Malibu, California. The group brings attention to turtle conservation issues and highlights ways each of us can help protect these gentle but jeopardized animals.
In Barbados, the Barbados Sea Turtle Project is based at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus). For the last 20 years, they have been involved in conservation of the endangered marine turtle species that forage around and nest on Barbados, through monitoring and conservation of nesting females and hatchlings, research, education and public outreach.