Συλλόγου για την Προστασία της Θαλάσσιας Χελώνας, ΑΡΧΕΛΩΝ

 

How to help

How YOU can help to protect the sea turtles

  • Keep the beaches clean. Don't throw plastic or nylon objects in the sea.
  • Switch off or cover bright lights which are visible from the nesting beach.
  • Don't dig out the nests. The sea turtles, the nests, their eggs and the hatchlings are protected by Greek law and international conventions.
  • Don't move nest signs or protective cages above the nests.
  • Don't touch the hatchlings. It is important that they find on their own their way to the sea.
  • Don't light fires at night on the nesting beaches.
  • Avoid using vehicles on the beach.
  • Avoid going very fast in a motor boat, close to a nesting beach.
  • Become a supporter of ARCHELON.
  • Become a volunteer on our summer projects in Zakynthos, Peloponnesus and Crete or at our Rescue Centre in Glyfada.
  • Become a member of the Rescue Network and if you find dead or injured sea
    turtles call us at (+30) 210 89 44 444.
  • Adopt a hatchling, a mother loggerhead, an incubating nest or an injured sea turtle under rehabilitation.
  • If you are 8 to 18 years old, you may become a member of CHELONOPAREA, our active youth club.
  • Visit the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre in Glyfada (3rd Marina of Glyfada, behind the TRAM stop "Paleo Dimarhio").
  • Visit ARCHELON's website to learn all about sea turtle conservation in Greece.