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World Lizard Day 2023: Date, History, significance and all you need to know

Aug 14, 2023 07:03 AM IST

World Lizard Day celebrates the diverse and often misunderstood world of lizards, raising awareness for conservation efforts.

World Lizard Day is a dedicated occasion that invites us to delve into the intriguing and often misunderstood realm of lizards. With over 6,000 species inhabiting a wide range of environments across the globe, these remarkable reptiles play vital roles in ecosystems and contribute to biodiversity. World Lizard Day serves as an opportunity to appreciate their diverse forms, behaviors, and ecological significance, while also raising awareness about conservation efforts aimed at preserving these captivating creatures for generations to come. Whether you're fascinated by their colourful appearances, intrigued by their behaviours, or curious about their ecological significance, World Lizard Day offers a chance to know more about these species. From date to history, scroll down to know more about this day. (Also read: World Elephant Day 2023: Date, history, significance and all you need to know )

World Lizard Day is crucial for bringing attention to the underappreciated and sometimes disregarded world of lizards.(Pixabay)
World Lizard Day is crucial for bringing attention to the underappreciated and sometimes disregarded world of lizards.(Pixabay)

When is World Lizard Day 2023

World Lizard Day is celebrated annually on August 14 every year.

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History of World Lizard Day

The precise origins of World Lizard Day are still unknown, much like other odd celebrations. This shouldn't stop us from celebrating this important day, though. Due to a lack of knowledge and attention, the lizard species is in danger of extinction worldwide. Although the event is mostly focused on lizards, it provides an opportunity to learn more about reptiles in general. All reptiles, such as snakes, lizards, crocodiles, and tortoises, have scaled or bony-plated skin, and they all depend on their environment to control their body temperature. Their ability to regulate their body temperature depends on finding light or shade, and in colder areas, they frequently hibernate until the weather warms up again.

World Lizard Day significance

World Lizard Day is crucial for bringing attention to the underappreciated and sometimes disregarded world of lizards. As predators, prey, and contributors to total biodiversity, these amazing species perform vital roles in a variety of habitats. By drawing attention to World Lizard Day, we raise awareness of the problems they encounter, such as habitat loss, climate change, and human intervention.

This holiday highlights the importance of conservation efforts to protect lizard species and preserve the delicate balance of our natural habitats. This day emphasises the significance of comprehending and protecting the wide range of species that comprise the complex web of life on our planet, in addition to lizards specifically.

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