Updated: May 08, 2012
World Turtle Day 2012
World Turtle Day is a great chance to get active and support the Wilderness Society's marine conservation work.
It's easy and fun to help protect the important feeding and breeding sites of sea turtles.
Simply build a sand turtle on your local beach (or in a sand pit) before Wednesday 23 May 2012 and send us a photo of your finished creation. The more turtles, the louder our voices will be in support of their protection!
An international movement
World Turtle Day was launched 12 years ago by American NGO, American Tortoise Rescue. The aim of the day is to promote respect for turtles (and tortoises) globally, and to encourage humans to behave in a way that helps these special creatures survive and thrive.
The Wilderness Society believes in being part of an international conservation movement. That's why we're involved in World Turtle Day and affiliated with other conservation groups like the Sea Turtle Restoration Project (California, USA) who are currently campaigning to help protect Australian species like the Flatback Turtle.
Join in the fun at one of our official activity sites:
Saturday 19 May 2012, 10.00am
Cottlesloe main beach
For more information contact Melissa Coiln
Sunday 20 May 2012, 1.00pm
St. Kilda beach
For more information contact Jaxon Barnes
Sunday 20 May 2012, 11.00am
For more information contact Nicola Bowskill
Central NSW Coast
Sunday 20 May 2012, 2.00pm
Bateau Bay beach
For more information contact Roberta Dixon
Saturday 19 May 2012, 1.00pm
Labrador beach (371 Marine Parade)
For more information contact Phil StClair
Saturday 19th May 2012, 10:30am
Holloways Beach - near the stinger net
For more information contact Di Horsburgh
Or, just build your own sand turtle wherever you are and send us a photo:
Post your sand turtle shapshot to the Support Marine Sanctuaries Facebook page or take a picture with your phone and tweet it using the '#worldturtleday' hash tag or email it to us before World Turtle Day on Wednesday 23 May 2012. The best photo will receive an amazing James Price Point photographic book as a prize!
For more information, please contact:
The Wilderness Society WA Inc
City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi St
West Perth, WA, 6005
Phone: 08 9420 7255