We’ve received this wonderful submission and request from a tortoise loving humom who whats to surprise her special tortoise loving human on Valentine’s day! See below for her request and get posing! I’ll be reposting this again in a few days in case anyone misses it! 

Hello tortoise and turtle lovers!
I have a favor to ask from all of you who have torts and turtles as pets. Valentine’s day is coming up soon, and I want to make a special gift for my boyfriend, who adores turtles and tortoises as much as I do. I want to make him a photo album with photos of tortoises and turtles from all around the world, with our names next to them!
So, If you want to help me, I would like you to write SALE + VALE (our nicknames) on a piece of paper, your location and names of your torts too, and take a photo of your tortoises and turtles next to it!
I have added the photo of how it should look like.
Thank you very much in advance! <3

(Tweet and Photo via Jen Moore @DrReptilia )


Why does this matter? The wetlands are home to a whole range plants and animals, like this amazing spotted turtle!  They provide us with fresh water, food control, they reduce the impact of extreme weather conditions! That’s right, nature gave us its own buffer to weather events like hurricanes, floods, and droughts!

Sadly, nature didn’t count on the level of mess we’d make. The number of wetlands are decreasing at a frighteningly fast rate! This hurts turtles, tortoises, fish, birds and humans!

What can  WE do?

  • Communities can adopt long-term sustainability practices!
  • Support conservation policy!

What can YOU do?

  • You can either organize or join a wetland clean-up activity.
  • Use water carefully and avoid toxic products from entering into wetlands.
  • Participate or encourage others to conserve wetlands.

Happy #WorldWetlandsDay! let’s do something to support our wetlands today (and every day).