Our news

 Starting a new rehabilitation season!
ARCHELON, has been active on the field for 30 years, protection not only the endangered sea turtles but also their environment for the benefit of all. During the same time the ARCHELON Rescue Center has started to expand wherever possible to cope with a large number of injured that will be admitted during the summer. An average of 60 turtles will arrived in our facilities during a single year

 Support of maritime transportations for ARCHELON from MINOAN LINES for the programs of South Crete for 2014
Our cooperation with MINOAN LINES had begun some years ago, when the company had proceeded to a 2-year funding of the ARCHELON program in Messara of Heraklion Crete. The Cretan shipping company “MINOAN LINES” continues to provide us with its support with different yet equally important ways. Under its sponsorship program, the company has been offering a discount to our Association since 2011, facilitating the annual transportation of our executives for the ARCHELON program in southern Crete.

 ARCHELON members at the Board of the International Sea Turtle Society
ISTS is a worldwide scientific organization in charge of research, management an conservation of marine turtles. The election of ARCHELON members in this international organization reflects the significance that the international scientific community renders to marine turtles in the Mediterranean and in Greece.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events during the month of January and February 2014.

 ANEK LINES supports our movement to Western Crete again in 2014.
As part of its sponsoring program, ANEK LINES has offered again this year a ticket discount to our society, thus creating favorable conditions of transportation for our executives during the programs of Archelon in Western Crete.

 Turtling and TESOLing: Educating and building awareness about environmental issues
At this years Convention, over 500 TG members had the opportunity to visit with ARCHELON volunteers Melissa Foley, Jane Mantarakis, Joanne Stournara, and Luc Glodt, who shared information about ARCHELON, encouraged people to adopt sea turtles, and invited educators to visit the Rescue Centre in Glyfada or online.

New genetic markers have been used to identify the genetic profile of sea turtles nesting in Kyparissia Bay, western Greece.

ARCHELON hosted three more EVS volunteers the last six months Tuuli from Estonia, Martina from Sweden and Benjamin from Luxembourg. They were actually an incredible team and helped a lot the injured sea turtles at the Rescue Center.

 Turtle-y Terrific Caretta Cakes!
ARCHELONs efforts to protect the Loggerhead sea turtles habitats, nests, hatchlings and injured adults, relies heavily on the support of volunteers and donations, indeed they are vital! As an NGO, non-profit organisation, financial support directly feeds specific activities such as maintenance of the Rescue Centre, the upkeep of its shelled patients and equipment for all of the projects! So if you are thinking of fundraising ideas to raise awareness and perhaps some donations for ARCHELON, why not something simple like a cake sale?

 My Archelon Experience
During my Archelon experience, I attended, in total, five projects for a period of just over 4 months. I learned so much during that time and I am so happy that such an organisation exists. Finding a group of people that loves these animals as much as I do and are dedicated to giving up their time to save them humbles me to the highest degree.

 Successful year 2013 for the Zakynthos Project!
We hope that the turtles, that have visited Zakynthos this summer, have a safe journey to their foraging areas and that our partners, volunteers and friends have a nice winter and a good start into 2014!

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events in November and December 2013.

 TESOLs annual Christmas event
ARCHELON participated in TESOLs annual Christmas event, held this year at Deree College on Sunday, 15 December 2013. Georgia Koletou-Tsiliki , ARCHELONs Environmental Education Officer, and Jane Mantarakis, ARCHELON volunteer and TESOL Greece member, presented a brief overview about ARCHELON and its work.

 The International School of Zug & Luzern works with ARCHELON for Personal Development Week
Although the amount of physical difference our efforts made is miniscule in relation to the size of the issue, we did make a small difference. Entanglements were removed from the sea. Hundreds of plastic bottles and items of trash will now not be eaten by turtles this year. Everyone on the trip was stuck by David Whites statement behind every piece of rubbish is a human face.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 11 September and 31 October 2013.

 You may also help save a life... with a "gift" of only 20 euros!
With ARCHELONs Adoption program, you may “symbolically” adopt a baby hatchling, only for 20 euros (instead of 30 euros) all through December 2013 and January 2014!!!