| ||One year LIFE EUROTURTLES|
LIFE EUROTURTLES Programme involves 9 Beneficiaries from 6 EU Countries (Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus) in a common effort to protect East Mediterranean Sea turtles. This project is co-sponsored by the EU and the Beneficiaries (ARCHELON, as the only beneficiary from Greece, is providing the same resources to support its implementation) in order to carry out these actions on land and at sea.
| ||Volunteering with ARCHELON|
Thankfully, I can tell you without hesitation that my time in ARCHELON was nothing less than amazing. One of the best decisions of my life! As far as I have seen, many people call it a perspective-changing or even life-changing experience.
| ||EVS in ARCHELON|
Another summer season has come to its end and EVS program was apparent once again at our projects with two new young volunteers from Sweden.
| ||ARCHELON’s participation in workshop about dealing with emergencies at sea|
From November 20th till November 23rd a workshop took place in Barcelona, which was organized by Sea Alarm Foundation, as a part of the European Program that evaluates the preparedness for wildlife (The European wildlife preparedness assessment program).
| ||Fishing and strandings of sea turtles in the Bay of Kyparissia|
Specifically for the summer period of 2017, from early May to early October, four incidents of dead turtles strandings have been recorded, in which the causes of death are connected to specific fishing activities, from fishing nets entangled on fins to longline hooks stabbed on the turtles’ bodies.
| ||Archelon Extends Its Activity In Evrotas Delta In The Context Of Life Euroturtles|
During our morning surveys, we looked for nests, for adult and hatchling tracks and also taking a look for predated nests. But our work was not only to monitor nests, it also included the record of the main threats for the turtles in the area, and the record of all the strandings found.
| || Environmental education through lifelong learning at Amorgos Yperia Convention|
On 26th - 29th October 2017, ARCHELON was present at the 15th International Convention on Tourism and Culture of Amorgos and the 8th Amorgos Film Festival at Amorgos Island. More than 100 attendants of all kinds of backgrounds, important film producers from 23 countries worldwide, journalists, students and representatives of cultural institutes were present.
| ||The annual report for the region “Thines Kyparissias” |
Conservation efforts during 2017 at the nesting habitat of Caretta caretta in southern Kyparissia Bay (Natura 2000 - GR2550005 “Thines Kyparissias”)
| ||The protection of the Loggerhead Sea turtles in Laganas Bay, Zakynthos, Greece during 2017|
This short report, submitted to the European Commission, the Standing Committee of Bern Convention and the ministry of Environment and Energy presents the main events in the efforts to protect the nesting habitats of Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Laganas Bay, Zakynthos.
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Center (August 2017)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Center Joanne Stournara updates us on the events in August 2017.
| ||I need the sea because it teaches me...|
For the past 23 years the rescue and rehabilitation of sea turtles in Greece has been one of the main pillars of ARCHELON’s work...
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (July 2017)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events in July 2017.
| ||Our farewell to Pavlos|
Limnos island will be the final resting place of Pavlos Tsaros, who left us so suddenly. The memorial ceremony will be held on Saturday, 16 September at 12:00pm at the church of Agios Dimitrios in the village Kontia, Limnos.
| ||He is not with us anymore...|
One of the most capable and beloved “turtlers” is not among us anymore. The family of ARCHELON is mourning for the loss of Pavlos Tsaros, a great friend who pasted away suddenly yesterday.
| ||Cause of death…propeller!|
On Friday, July 14, ARCHELON was informed by the National Marine Park of Zakynthos about the existence of an injured Caretta caretta turtle, which was floating in the port of the island.
| ||EVS in ARCHELON|
EVS Program continues to offer ARCHELON the chance to host volunteers from other European Countries for 2017. This year another 3 volunteers have been able to meet new people and volunteers from all over the world with different cultural backgrounds and share the common experience of ARCHELON. ACHELON is the place to be for gaining a lot of friends, participating in a project for a good cause as well as feeling like a second home. Please see below their thoughts about how they combined living in a foreign country as EVS Volunteers and how ARCHELON affected their lives.