Endangered Turtle Species That You May Not Know Exist

May 23rd is the World Turtle Day, shellebrated since year 2000, and its goal is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.

Nowadays, there are more than 300 different species of turtles and tortoises in the world, and more than half of those are in endangered, threatened or vulnerable status. Here you have a list with some of these turtles and tortoises that we need to care so they won't disappear, all of them beautiful in their own way.

#1 Assam Roofed Turtle

#2 Angonoka Tortoise

#3 Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

#4 Cantor's Giant Softshell Turtle

#5 Euphrates Softshell Turtle

#6 Hawksbill Sea Turtle

#7 Spiny Turtle

#8 Sulawesi Forest Turtle

#9 Alabama Red-bellied Cooter

#10 Western Swamp Turtle

#11 Coahuilan Box Turtle

#12 Red-crowned Roofed Turtle

#13 Mccord's Snakeneck Turtle

#14 Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

#15 Burmese Peacock Softshell Turtle

#16 Malaysian Giant Turtle Or Bornean River Turtle

#17 Beal's Eyed Turtle

#18 Red-necked Pond Turtle

#19 Hoge's Side-necked Turtle

#20 Cane Turtle

#21 Big-headed Turtle

#22 Flat-backed Spider Tortoise

#23 Yellow Pond Turtle

#24 Japanese Coin Turtle

#25 Arakan Forest Turtle

#26 Yellow Tortoise

#27 Asian Forest Tortoise

#28 Forsten's Tortoise

#29 Four-eyed Turtle

#30 Maranhão Slider

#31 Philippine Forest Turtle

#32 Cuatro Ciénegas Slider

#33 Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle

#34 Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle

#35 Annam Leaf Turtle

#36 Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle

#37 Bostami Turtle

#38 Pearl River Map Turtle

#39 Flatened Musk Turtle

#40 Magdalena River Turtle


Source: www.worldturtleday.org