How to help
NATIONAL RESCUE NETWORK FOR SEA TURTLES
On the basis of more recent data, coastal fishing
seems to be the main cause of death of turtles in the sea.
Thinking that there are tens of thousands of professional
coastal fishermen in Greece, we need immediately their help
to save this unique species.
ARCHELON, having the target to
coordinate organized efforts for saving the sea turtles,
established the National Rescue Network for sea turtles.
Rescue Network consists of local coast guards, fishermen,
members and volunteers of ARCHELON, local or national environmental
organizations and citizens. When a dead or injured sea turtle
is found, the members of the Network make sure that the local
coast guard knows about it. In case of dead turtle, the coast
guard makes sure that it will be buried by the Municipality
or the Community of the area and all the required data is
safely kept. In case of injured sea turtle, the coast guard
makes sure that it will be transported to the Rescue Centre.
member can help with the following ways:
- To become our phone link/connection
participate in a sea turtle rescue
- To help in the transportation of an injured
sea turtle by your car
- To help in the transportation of
an injured sea turtle by your boat
phone line that you can report an injured or a dead sea
turtle is (+30)
210 89 44444 and the
local coast guard.
The bigger the number of the members of the
National Rescue Network, the most efficient will it work
and save more sea turtles.
Participation of fishermen is crucial
for this effort to succeed. Fishermen can locate injured
sea turtles in the sea before they are washed ashore and
thus valuable time is saved for the treatment of the animal.
CAN NOW BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL RESCUE NETWORK BY
CONTACTING PAVLO TSARO (Rescue Network Coordinator)
The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece
166 75 GLYFADA,
The National Rescue Network membership is free
of charge. You are going to get the membership card and respective