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NEWS

Our news


 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
15/03/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events of the week between 24th February and 1st March 2012.

 By the end of the experience I didnt want to come home (Amanda)
08/03/2012
“I originally went for four weeks in June but enjoyed and missed it so much when I got back to the U.K. that I flew back out in September for two more weeks! I fully enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and learning about the Greek culture all the while knowing that I was putting my summer to good use and helping to make that small difference for a species that is unfortunately endangered!" (Catherine)

 y most vivid memory was my first night survey...
08/03/2012
...I got to watch as this faithful mother dropped her eggs one by one. The process took ages, but that was for the better, as it took some time to set up the equipment. Besides, I wanted that time to prepare myself. When she was done laying her eggs and camouflaging her nest, we let her walk forward a bit and then, in the name of science, restrained her in a manner that was meant to have as little impact on the turtle as possible...

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
06/03/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events of the week between 17th and 23rd February 2012.

 ARCHELON joins TESOL Greeces Community Outreach Programme
05/03/2012
We are pleased to announce that ARCHELON has become a participant in the TESOL Greece Community Outreach Programme. This collaboration will give ARCHELON the opportunity to introduce itself and its environmental education programmes to both local and international educators.
TESOL Greece (which is an acronym of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), is a local affiliate of the international, not-for-profit professional association headquartered in the U.S. The aim of TESOL Greeces Community Outreach Programme
is to help raise awareness among English Language teachers and students about current issues so that they can make wise, informed choices.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
05/03/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events of the week between 13th and 19th February 2012.

 2012 Volunteers opportunities
29/02/2012
In the middle of the economic crisis ARCHELON continues the work for the protection of sea turtles. The field projects will open again in May 2012 and last until October. The submission of applications has already been started and to our great surprise there are many people interested in participating in our projects

 Support of ARCHELON sea travel expenses from MINOAN LINES for the program in Southern Crete
29/02/2012
The Ferry Company of Crete MINOAN LINES continues to support us with different but equally important ways. As part of its sponsorship program, it has offered discount tickets to our Society, facilitating the annual transportation of ARCHELON executives to and from the program in Southern Crete.

 Sea turtles always find their way
24/02/2012
It is well known that sea turtles are migratory. They feed and reproduce in different areas. Although these areas may be hundreds of kilometers apart, turtles manage to find them with remarkable ease. This is one of natures marvels. How do turtles manage to navigate at sea?

 ANEK LINES support our movement to Western Crete
23/02/2012
Anek LINES, under the name "Anonymous Crete Shipping Company SA" which is based in Chania, has offered a discount of tickets for its ships, while also including ARCHELON in the companys annual office calendar for 2012, providing information as well as photographs of the volunteer Papafitsorou Costas, in the month July.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
20/02/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events of the week between 5th and 12th February 2012.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
17/02/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events of the week between 29th January and 4th February 2012.

 Cold outside, but warmth in our hearts
14/02/2012
The frozen weather of Monday, January 30th 2012 was not an obstacle in creating a very warm atmosphere in the loft of the bookstore Pataki. We refer to the event of the ARCHELON New Year Pie Cutting, for the year 2012, which was attended by numerous dear members, volunteers, supporters and many friends of the Association.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
06/02/2012
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events of the week between 21th and 28st January 2012.

 Tourism and sea turtle: Allies or competitors?
02/02/2012
Its a fact that numerous peaceful and sandy beaches, which the sea turtles choose to nest for centuries now, are at the moment amongst the most popular touristic destinations.
Inevitably, the relationship between tourism and sea turtles can at first level, be considered as competitive. However, tourism and sea turtles can become allies and coexist in harmony provided that some financial solutions shall be followed, based on the preparation of simple rules concerning the activities across the seaside.

 What turtles teach us
02/02/2012
And speaking of good news... The Sunday 29 January edition of the newspaper Ethnos Kyriakis had a two-page spread on ARCHELON and the Rescue Centre, including an interview with Centre Coordinator Pavlos Tsaros, and photos of the facilities, the volunteers and of course some of the turtles being cared for.