|The first nest of Caretta in Zakynthos!|
The first sea turtle nest of 2018 within the National Marine Park of Zakynthos was located by the volunteers of ARCHELON on Sunday, May 13th, on the beach of Gerakas.
|ARCHELON’s touching «Stories of 2017»|
In the hall of Impact Hub Athens, where the annual presentation of ARCHELON's programs was held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, one could find familiar as well as new faces of all ages, who had come to honor the event with their presence.
|A new starting point for the protection of nature in Greece|
The adoption of the bill on protected areas is an important milestone for the protection of the nature of the country, stressed by environmental organizations. What matters now is the way it is implemented, which will also determine its effectiveness.
|Increased protection of marine turtles on land and at sea with new Natura 2000 sites|
The European ecological network Natura 2000 is a network of nature protection zones that extends throughout the European Community and aims to ensure the long-term preservation of its most valuable and most endangered species and habitats.
|5th December, International Volunteer Day|
This year the society had the joy and honour to accept the help of hundreds of voluteers from all around the world, a fact that demonstrates that after all, offering your time with single exchange the ethical dimension of "give and take", has acquainted huge importance, in the hard times the planet goes through!
|Award to ARCHELON for contributing in the sustainable tourist development of Rethymno|
On the occasion of World Tourist Day and the event “Sustainable Tourism-Tool for development” the Tourist Development committee of Rethymno offered an award to ARCHELON , acknowledging its long-term, systematic and substantial contribution to environmental protection and Caretta caretta sea turtles in particular, the expansion of volunteerism, the promotion and tourist development of Rethymno.
|Public Excavation of Caretta caretta Sea Turtle Nest|
On Friday, September 22nd, at 17:30 pm, the public can witness the process of a sea turtle nest excavation, which will take place in front of Galaxy Hotel, on Laganas beach.
|Concerning Decrease Of The Nest Numbers In Zakynthos This Year|
This year’s nesting season in Zakynthos has ended, with the first results showing that 2017 has been the year with the lowest number of nests.
|Public excavation of a Caretta caretta sea turtle nest|
ARCHELON and NMPZ plan a public excavation on Friday 1st of September in front of the Louis Zante Beach Hotel in Laganas.
|The bay of Laganas in Zakynthos is now dangerous to sea turtles|
On the 15th August ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece was informed of another incident of a dead turtle in the bay of Laganas in Zakynthos. Unfortunately, since May, more than 20 cases of dead turtles have been recorded by ARCHELON, of which 11 have been recorded in the marine area of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. ARCHELON volunteers found the dead turtle at the port of Agios Sostis. This was a young male animal, which had severe blows on the shell and on the head from a boat collision.
|The rehabilitation of «Adonis»|
A sea turtle named “Adonis”, after a three month stay in ARCHELON’s Rescue Center in Athens, went back to its natural habitat. “Adonis” is a juvenile sea turtle that weighs 22kg and is about 50cm long. It was transferred there on May 20th 2017 with plastic ingestion. There with the help of our volunteers and specialized veterinarians it was fully rehabilitated.
|Stop feeding the Caretta caretta in Zakynthos|
This summer the feeding of sea turtles with fruits and vegetables in Laganas Bay in Zakynthos is a major threat and cause of disturbance for this protected species. The Phenomenon was first recorded in the marine area of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos in September 2016. Unfortunately, it is being recorded to a much greater extent this year, from eco-tour and privately rented boats, in order to attract the wild animals by throwing fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes and peaches, to take clear photographs.
|The first nest of a Caretta caretta in Greece has hatched in Zakynthos|
We are delighted to announce that the volunteers of ARCHELON, while on their morning survey on Sekania on July 21st, discovered the first hatched nest of the 2017 season!
|The Cretan hospitality has welcomed the first nest of 2017|
After a long waiting, restless efforts and patience the researchers of ARCHELON in Rethymno, recorded on 4 June in the morning, the first nest of 2017 in Crete, in the region Sfakaki.
|The first Caretta caretta nest for 2017 in Lakonikos bay|
During the early morning of Wednesday, 31st May 2017, the first Caretta caretta nest was laid in Lakonikos bay, and more specifically on the beach of Mavrovouni.