|The first hatchlings of the Peloponnese began their journey |
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|
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|
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|
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|
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!|
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!|
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|
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!
|Council of Europe urges Greece to stop plans to destroy Southern Kyparissia Bay|
The Standing Committee of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats adopted a Recommendation at its annual meeting last week, urging Greece to prevent habitat deterioration and ensure improved protection of Southern Kyparissia Bay. Indicative of the strong European reaction is the call for a permanent construction ban in the area.
|The release of "Lola" from Romanos Beach|
“Lola” was released at the Romanos Beach, in front of “Navarino Dunes” establishments, in “Costa Navarino”, in Wednesday 27th of August while the sun was setting!
|Crete “takes the lead” for the second year in a row on the births of the sea turtle Caretta Caretta|
On July 20, on Kalamaki Beach at the gulf of Messara, the first sea turtle nest throughout Greece was hatched. Next came the first hatchlings in the Rethymno Gulf, on July 29 as well as at the Gulf of Chania on the same date..
|The first hatchling in the Gulf of Kyparissia!! The number of nests has reached 892 so far|
At dawn on Friday 25 July, the first hatchling in the Gulf of Kyparissia was spotted by the ARCHELON volunteers, specifically near Agiannakis village. It safely reached the sea!!
|Greek government puts turtles, tourism and Zakynthos at risk|
Athens, 18 July 2014 – The recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) to condemn Greece for the operation of a landfill within the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, did not come as a surprise. Rather, it was the sad result of unprecedented negligence for one of the most important ecological sites and tourist destinations in Greece.
|Massive crowd salutes "Eleftheria" in Retrhymno|
On June 25, “Eleftheria”, a sea turtle who had been seriously wounded and treated for about a year in ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society, was released in perfect health in the sea of Rethymno. “Eleftheria” had no difficulties in finding her way to the sea leaving behind her touched observers who kept applauding her until she totally went out of sight.
|Release of Caretta Caretta sea turle ''Eleftheria'' in Rethymno, Crete|
‘Eleftheria’ is an adult female turtle, who was found injured near nesting beaches in Peloponnese, in August 2013. On Wednesday 25th June, she will be released in Rethymno in cooperation with the Municipality of Rethymno during a special event open to the public.