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International Turtle Day 2016 Celebration at ARCHELON
Published: 14/06/2016
This year’s event surpassed our expectations from all previous years. The response from so many people was impressive. Their good mood, their touching and encouraging comments about ARCHELON’s work were the motivating force for us to continue in this difficult season.

City Contact supports ARCHELON
Published: 09/06/2016
City Contact supports us again as a media sponsor by publishing articles about ARCHELON’s Rescue Center in Athens Guide for three consecutive issues and with references in their Helaklion Map and Chania-Rethymno Map about the sea turtle protection programs in Crete.
 
 

How good does 2016 promise to be for sea turtles in Crete?
Published: 06/06/2016
The beginning of the summer was followed by 2 more nests in Crete. On the nesting beach of Kommos, in the Bay of Messara, on Wednesday 1 June, and  on Thursday 2 June, on the Maleme nesting beach in the Gulf of Chania

A happy ending to “Artemis” story, the time has come for her release!
Published: 01/06/2016
“Artemis” was seen swimming weak around Farmakonisi on 28 January 2016. She traveled to Athens with the help of AEGEAN two days later where she was diagnosed with a carapace injury and pneumonia. Today, after four months of treatment she is healthy and ready to return to sea!

Caretta caretta nesting in the Laconic Gulf has begun
Published: 01/06/2016
On the morning of Monday, 30th May 2016 the first Caretta caretta nest was spotted in the Laconic Gulf. More specifically it is located on the beach of Valtaki.

As every year, the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta has returned to the Bay of Kyparissia. Welcome back!
Published: 19/05/2016
On Tuesday 17th May and around daybreak, ARCHELON volunteers spotted the first Caretta caretta nests in Kalo Nero and Elaia.
 

Sea Turtle nesting has begun on the Greek beaches!
Published: 13/05/2016
This year the first nest was found in Zakynthos by members of the National Marine Park while observing Gerakas beach on May 12th 2016.

The first hatchlings of the Peloponnese began their journey
Published: 24/07/2015
In the evening of Friday June 17, 2015, the first hatchlings of the Peloponnese emerged from their nest on the beach of Kyparissia and ran quickly to dive into the waters of the Ionian Sea.

"Ariadne" has been released
Published: 24/06/2015
Setting a wild animal free into its natural habitat, has always been a particularly moving and unique moment for those who took care of it, as well as for all those who participate in an event like this.
The same happened with “Ariadne” when she unwound her thread and was set free by the ARCHELON volunteers, on Friday, June 16th, early in the afternoon, in front of the Grecotel Creta Palace hotel.


The Caretta Caretta sea turtle nesting season started in Crete
Published: 08/06/2015
The sea turtle is a unique element, a characteristic of Crete that doesn’t appear in many areas, not only in Greece but also in the Mediterranean.
A rare species facing the threat of extinction visits Crete every year the same season that tourists do.
So, on May 30th this year the first nest was spotted by a local team of volunteers, ISKA, that ARCHELON works with, in Kolympari, Chania.

The nesting season of Caretta caretta started in Lakonikos Bay
Published: 08/06/2015
During early morning on Tuesday, June 2nd 2015 the first two nests of Caretta caretta were identified in the Lakonikos Bay. More specifically they are located on the beach of Mavrovouni and of Selinitsa.



The first Caretta-caretta nest of the season in the Gulf of Kyparissia
Published: 22/05/2015
During the early hours of Wednesday the 20th May, the first Caretta Caretta nest was spotted by the Volunteers of ARCHELON in the Gulf of Kyparissia, specifically in the Vounaki area.
The gulf of Kyparissia, as it has been repeatedly stressed, is hosting the second (after Zakynthos) most important nesting area of the Caretta Caretta sea turtle in the Mediterranean Sea.

23 May, World Turtle Day and 5 simple ways to protect sea turtles!
Published: 22/05/2015
It’s been 15 years already since World Turtle Day was first celebrated on May 23. ARCHELON introduced this "celebration" in Greece 10 years ago!
Every day, each of us makes choices about what we’re going to eat or buy, and how we’re going to spend our time. Let’s look at 5 simple things we can all do to protect sea turtles, which are so very vulnerable and threatened today.

Sea Turtle nesting has begun on the Greek beaches!
Published: 20/05/2015
The first Caretta caretta sea turtle nest of the season is always an important event because it shows their "patriotism" and loyalty for the areas in which they were born and also choose for breeding.
This year the first nests were found in Zakynthos during morning survey of May 19th 2015 in East Sekania and on Gerakas beach.

600 participants from 80 countries and from all continents at the 35th Sea Turtle Symposium
Published: 06/05/2015
In Dalaman of Turkey, a region across Rhodes, which takes its name from the homonym river, the 35th Sea Turtle Symposium took place and ΑRCHELON was there!