Our news

 3,600 Loggerhead hatchlings from Koroni swim in the Mediterranean
It has been estimated that almost 3,600 baby loggerhead turtles were helped to reach the sea by the 20 volunteers who participated in the project. Coming from all over the world (Greece, America – USA, Australia, Korea, England, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, Belgium, Romania and Austria) they devoted their energy and time to protect the areas sea turtles protecting thus Koronis and Messinias natural wealth!

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 1 July-26 July 2013.

 The EVS volunteers of ARCHELON in the summer field projects
ARCHELON once more would like to present the EVS volunteers who are participating in the summer field projects. Our volunteers are Scully Niamh from Ireland, Bini Albane from France and Huhn Lisa from Germany.

 Timeline of Monitoring and Protection of Sea Turtles in Southern Kyparissia Bay
In the following article we present, in the form of a rough timeline, the “history” of the 30-yr work of ARCHELON in Kyparissia Bay and the rationale for the followed methodologies in beach work. The need to draft this article was caused after seeing a couple of press releases and letters which, either by ignorance or on purpose, provide false impressions.

This year, ARCHELON will operate, in close co-operation with the Administrative Bodies of Amvrakikos Gulf and Messolonghi, an intensive program in the above areas, in order to investigate the role of these protected areas in the life cycle and ecology of the sea turtle Caretta Caretta.

 ARCHELON events in Crete for the Environment and the Sea turtles.
As it is generally known, the days that are dedicated to the environment, want to remind us of how important its protection and the harmonious coexistence with man as an integral part of it are, something that unfortunately we have more or less forgotten.

 Releases and Satellite transmitters
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 1st June – 30th June 2013.

 Joanne whats new at the Rescue Centre?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 18th – 31st May 2013.

 “Job Shadowing” in Sweden
ARCHELONs volunteer officer and EVS coordinator, Theoni Karkoulia, was in Sweden within Youth in Actions “Job shadowing” program.

In recent years at the Bay of Kyparissia and specifically in its southern part, which is the core area of the sea-turtle nesting habitat, there are pointed out facts that shrink the coastal forest, destroy the dunes and create “land-plots” for construction and sale.

The alarm signal came from sensitized citizens who noticed an immobilized turtle at the surface off Tsilivi beach in Zakynthos. The Coast Guard notified ARCHELON and its volunteers moved immediately to the spot. The turtle was dead wrapped in a mess of fishing lines which were caught in rocks at the bottom of the sea.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 18th April-17th May 2013.

 22 May 2013: International Day for Biological Diversity - "Water and biodiversity"
“Water is not only of vital importance for all forms of life, and thus for the protection of the environment; its availability in sufficient quantity and quality is also a prerequisite for the development of human societies. It is thus at the heart of the concept of sustainable development, which brings together two fundamental aspects of society: the need to protect the environment and the need to improve peoples living conditions

 The Field Leaders who will try to protect 2500 Caretta Caretta nests this summer were trained
 The Field Leaders Training Seminar, each year, marks the beginning of the operating period of the ARCHELON Field programs.
During the past year, 422 volunteers coming from 28 different countries, based at the 7 Research Field Stations, which have been organized by ARCHELON, managed to protect 1.525 nests, thus helping 95.624 hatchlings reach the sea safely!

 Painting red eggs for Greek Orthodox Easter
It is a tradition in Greece the Thursday before Easter to paint boiled eggs with red color

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 5th March - 17 April 2013.