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NEWS

Our news


 Europe "corners" Greece for the protection of Kyparissia bay
21/12/2012
The European Commission issued a Reasoned Opinion for Greece, which is a step before taking the country to the European Court of Justice, for not fulfilling its obligations to protect the endangered sea turtles in this significant area of the Natura 2000 European network of protected areas. Indeed, the second in number of nests nesting area of Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean suffers severe pressure for land development and exploitation.

 EVS volunteers at the Rescue Center
19/12/2012
ARCHELON continues the long lasting cooperation with EVS and hosts two more volunteers at the Sea Turtle Rescue Center (3rd Marina of Glyfada). The last few months we have with us two exceptional men, one from Finland and one from Germany. We are really happy to have them with us and once more we would like to thank them for all their effort and time along with their commitment to the protection of the seat turtles.

 You may also help save a life... with a gift!
14/12/2012
The holidays are almost here and we all want to get into the Christmas spirit by doing good deeds, making gifts and getting involved in environmental and social issues.
Its just the right season to combine a symbolic gift and also support an endangered wild animal which is counting on us to survive.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
11/12/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 27th October and 30th November 2012.

 ARCHELONs cooperation with the Aquarium of Crete – CRETAquarium
05/12/2012
During the last years, ARCHELON is closely working with the Aquarium of Crete, since the endangered sea turtle Caretta caretta, is an integral part of Crete s marine world and hence it is a common object of study and protection for both institutions.

 Response to the publication of the newspaper "THAROS", which contains alarmist and misleading information.
28/11/2012
The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece ARCHELON with great disappointment was updated for the publication of an unacceptable publication in the November 25, 2012 issue of the newspaper "THAROS", which both contained misleading information and expressions alarmism that can cause havoc in local community.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
21/11/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 6th October and 26th October 2012.

 ARCHELON at the "Festival of Nature"
09/11/2012
The alumni association of the Moraitis School, in collaboration with 25 other Environmental & Animal Welfare NGOs, held the "Festival of Nature" on Sunday November 4, at Moraitis School. A celebration about nature and animals, in order to raise awareness and involvement of the public, regarding environmental issues. ARCHELON was there! 

 Seminar at the ARCHELON Rescue Center
09/11/2012
On the occasion of World Coast Day (24th October) and to inform the instructional education community about ARCHELONs efforts and methods of incorporating it into the curriculum, a seminar was held on Sunday, Oct. 21 entitled “Caretakers of the Earth: Young citizens take action”.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
24/10/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events of the week between 21st September and 5th October 2012.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
16/10/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events of the weeks between 7th and 20th September 2012.

 "The Turtle Club" and "Young Volunteers in Action"
03/10/2012
The Environmental team of our primary school has been created this year and its main issue is about the sea turtle. The ultimate goal of the school "club" is active participation and action. The meetings at school give children initiative and take them out of the confines of the classroom: the "Turtle Club" creates an innovative collaboration with ARCHELON and introduces the program "Young Volunteers in Action".

 The return of the Caretta Caretta Sea Turtle named Louiza, to the Cretan Sea
01/10/2012
“Louiza” was released from the Adelianos Kampos beach in Rethymno (Crete), in front of the “Aquila Rithymna Beach hotel which had addopted the turtle by sponsoring its medical care. For its return to the Cretan Sea, an event was organized by its adopters at the hotel, giving an amazing environmental and educational lesson to the 400 tourists and bathers who were there and “shared” the beaches of Rethymno with Sea Turtles when the last ones came out during summer months to lay their eggs.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
25/09/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events of the week between 31st August and 6th September 2012.

 Happy Birthday Mathilde!
17/09/2012
Any other night would be a usual night that the night survey team of ARCHELON is conducting the monitoring methodology from May to July, but this was Mathildes 25th birthday...

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
10/09/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 10th August and 30th August 2012.