World Turtle Day is May 23, 2013. The day was established in 2000 by the American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization created to protect all species of tortoise and turtle.
The day is recognized around the world to celebrate turtles, and bring awareness of how to protect the endangered species and their habitats. In fact, seven species of sea turtles are among the most endangered creatures on this planet.
World Turtle Day is celebrated in May as it is when many turtles emerge from winter hibernation and begin their search for mates and nesting areas. This is true at Rosalie Bay as many sea turtles nest on our protected beach in May.
World Turtle Day Event at Rosalie Bay
As the founder of the sea turtle conservation efforts on Dominica, Rosalie Bay Resort is proud to join the celebrations of World Turtle Day. In observance of the day, our turtle expert Simon George is hosting a fun, educational day on our beach this Saturday, May 25, for youth. Guests are also invited to join.
The event, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will begin by planting flowers in the park, followed by educational tours of the Turtle Hut and hatchery at Rosalie Bay, and conclude by making sand turtles on the beach.
If you’re not able to join us on World Turtle Day, we offer opportunities to participate in our sea turtle conservation efforts throughout sea turtle nesting season (March – October).