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Sea Turtle nesting has begun on the Greek beaches!
Published: 21/05/2014
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.

December 5, International Volunteer Day
Published: 04/12/2013
ARCHELON has been accepting volunteers from all around the world with different interests, ages, nationalities and habits for 30 years now. Throughout 2013, in total 461 volunteers participated in ARCHELON’s field projects and offered 15.205 days of volunteer work for the protection of sea turtles and their nests.

Warm atmosphere at the celebration for ARCHELON’s 30th Anniversary
Published: 28/11/2013
In the welcoming and warm environment of the Athens 9.84fm Auditorium, the 30th anniversary of ARCHELON was celebrated, on Wednesday the 20th November.

The release of “Kanela” from Romanos Beach.
Published: 05/08/2013
Young “Kanela” was released at the Romanos Beach, in front of “Navarino Dunes” establishments, in “Costa Navarino”, in Friday 2nd of August while the sun was setting! Members, friends and supporters of the Archelon Society as well as visitors and staff of Costa Navarino were there, in order to say goodbye, for her return trip to the Mediterranean Sea.

“Marina” was successfully released in Chania, Crete
Published: 23/07/2013
“Marina”, a heavily injured sea turtle, which was treated at the ARCHELON Rescue Centre for six years, was released on 19th July in the coastal area of Pyrgos Psilonero, in Chania.
During the event, which was organized with the collaboration of the Municipality of Platania, a great number of tourists as well as locals from the surrounding areas participated, in order to closely observe this rare animal and wave goodbye on the start of her new journey after years of treatment.

Vandalisms threaten caretta at Southern Bay of Kyparissia!
Published: 12/07/2013
The shocking immoral destruction of whole car tyres of ARCHELON’s Research Field Station vehicle (at 12/07/13) adds on the grand theft of the scientific research equipment (at 13/06/13), the repeated vandalisms against sea turtles nests, the outrage and the threats against the researchers.

First Nest of Caretta Caretta Sea Turtle in Crete
Published: 28/05/2013
On the World’s Turtle Day, the first Caretta Caretta nest was recorded in Crete, which is the third most important reproduction habitat of sea turtles in Greece. Every summer, turtles come to Cretan beaches to lay their eggs. So this year, on May the 23rd, ARCHELON’s volunteers recorded their first nest in the area of Pigianos Campos, in Rethymno Bay.

Caretta Caretta nesting in Kyparissia Gulf has started
Published: 27/05/2013
At the dawn of Sunday, May the 19th, the volunteers of ARCHELON spotted the first Caretta Caretta nest in Kyparissia Gulf and specifically in the site between the settlements of Agiannaki and Elaia.  

Sea Turtle nesting in Zakynthos has begun earlier than any previous year!
Published: 15/05/2013
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. 

5th December, "Global Volunteer Day", Volunteering in the midst of Crisis
Published: 04/12/2012
For 30 years, ARCHELON is receiving the help of thousands of volunteers to protect the sea turtle. Every summer, from 1983 until today, 500 people from around the world, are taking part in projects of ARCHELON in order to protect the sea turtles during their nesting season (May to October). The sea turtles of Zakynthos, Peloponnese, Crete and the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre every year receive the care of young and older people who, with a great deal of excitement, provide their knowledge and their work for this purpose.

First hatchlings to reach the sea at Zakynthos, 2012
Published: 24/07/2012
Hatching season has begun once more, with Sekania beach being the first to begin. On the night of July 17th 2012, one baby turtle begun its dangerous life journey, following the light of the stars and leaving its traces on the sand as a pleasant surprise for the morning observers of the beach, the ARCHELON morning survey team, working in collaboration with the Management Agent of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos.

A very special nest in the Laconic Gulf area thanks to ARCHELON
Published: 02/07/2012
Something very unusual happened on Mavrovouni Beach in the Laconic Gulf.
A mother Loggerhead was unable to dig her nest successfully because she was missing her two rear flippers.
But eventually, due to the help of ARCHELON volunteers, a solution was found...

First sea turtle nests on Crete
Published: 18/06/2012
The first sea turtles chose Environment Day to lay their eggs on the island of Crete. On 5 June, ARCHELON volunteers recorded the first two nests for this year in the Rethymno Gulf area, i.e. on the beach of Adelianos Kambos and at Sfakaki.

Beach Party on protected Natura 2000 site in Rethymno prevents Caretta caretta nesting
Published: 12/06/2012
The sea turtle nesting period in Crete began in the Rethymno Gulf area on 5 June 2012, with two nests on beaches in the area: Sfakaki and Adelianos Kambos. Unfortunately, beach parties within the Natura 2000 protected land in the area have also begun, events which affect the most significant sea turtle breeding habitat in Crete, with the result that sea turtles are prevented from nesting in the area.

The first Caretta caretta nest in the Gulf of Kyparissia for this season was found
Published: 29/05/2012
On Saturday, 26th May 2012 at dawn, the first Caretta caretta nest in the Peloponnese was discovered by ARCHELON volunteers who work for the protection of the Southern Kyparissia Gulf.
Since mid May, young scientists from Greece and abroad volunteer to patrol the major nesting beaches in Greece. Their task is to record and protect turtle nests and also indicate potential problems.