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How to help

NATIONAL RESCUE NETWORK FOR SEA TURTLES

NATIONAL RESCUE NETWORK FOR SEA TURTLESOn 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.

The 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.

Every member can help with the following ways:

  • To become our phone link/connection
  • To 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

The phone line that you can report an injured or a dead sea turtle is (+30) 210 89 44444 and the local coast guard.

NATIONAL RESCUE NETWORK FOR SEA TURTLESThe 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.

YOU CAN NOW BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL RESCUE NETWORK BY CONTACTING PAVLO TSARO (Rescue Network Coordinator)

ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece
3rd Marina Glyfadas
166 75 GLYFADA,
ATHENS, GREECE
Tel: 210 89 44444
Email: rescue@archelon.gr

The National Rescue Network membership is free of charge. You are going to get the membership card and respective training.