The Golden Turtle includes various creative competitions aimed at identifying the best works and projects demonstrating the beauty and harmony of wild nature. Festival wildlife «Golden Turtle» representing the best works submitted to the contest, as well as other projects aimed at preserving wildlife annually held in Moscow. After completion of the Moscow Festival of competition are sent to an exhibition tour in Russia and other countries.
The first wildlife photo contest "Golden Turtle" was held in 2006, and in 2010 officially became an international photo contest. For the first time works were adopted on the contest of wildlife films "Golden Turtle" in 2011.
Contests art design and visual arts of the wilderness were held in 2013 for the first time.
In January and February 2013 Wildlife Festival "Golden Turtle" was held at the Central House of Artists in Moscow, which gathered more than 120,000 visitors.
The Golden Turtle - official participant UN decade of biodiversity conservation