| ||Participation of ARCHELON at the 1st Herpetological Symposium|
...The presentation covered part of the scientific work that ARCHELON conducts in the largest breeding habitats of sea turtles, the field programs, the Rescue Centre and finally the main anthropogenic threats to the protected species Caretta caretta...
| ||Participation of ARCHELON at the 8th National Congress of the Hellenic Ecological Society|
...ARCHELON participated in this National Congress. During the special session "Ecological research beyond the academic frontier", ARCHELON presented the scientific work that carries out in the largest nesting habitats of sea turtles throughout Greece.
| ||The annual report for the region “Thines Kyparissias”|
Upon completion of the ARCHELON program for 2016 in the Southern Kyparissia Bay, the annual report for the region is now published.
| ||Becoming a “conservationist”|
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has made the past eight years the most amazing experience of my life and helped me to learn, to grow and to love every single day of it.
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (September 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-30 September 2016.
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (August 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-31 August 2016.
| ||The collaboration of ARCHELON and the National Marine Park of Zakynthos|
With a view to protecting the Loggerhead sea turtles in their natural habitat, ARCHELON and the National Marine Park of Zakynthos have been working together for more than 15 years. The collaboration and mutual support has not only been rewarding with regard to the Caretta caretta, but...
| ||EVS in ARCHELON|
European Voluntary Service celebrates its 20 years for 2016 and continues to offer organizations and volunteers unique experiences.
This case is also ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Society of Greece, which hosts currently some bright young EVS volunteers from all over EU. They get to offer their valuable assistance in protecting the nesting activity at Rethymno project and in rescuing injured sea turtles at ARCHELON’s Sea Turtle Rescue Centre.
So, let us see what Natalia, Andrea and Tina have to say about their volunteering at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and Isaak and Chiara about their time at Rethymno project.
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (July 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-31 July 2016.
| ||«Achilles» from Agios Sostis|
The resident turtle population of Zakynthos is a great asset to the area from which, we can learn a lot scientifically and they are also an important source of income for the turtle spotting industry, especially at the end of the nesting season, when female turtles are gone.
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (June 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-30 June 2016.
| ||Luc Hoffmann, the true guardian of nature, will be missed in Greece |
We were very much saddened with the news of the loss of Dr. Luc Hoffmann, honorary vice-president of WWF International. His contribution in promoting nature conservation efforts in the Mediterranean region has been instrumental.
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (May 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-31 May 2016.
| ||Protecting the sea turtles of Koroni once more|
During the first morning survey on the 7th of June, the first nests of Caretta caretta were identified in Zaga-Memi beach by the volunteers, who applied protective measures around the nest in order to protect it from potential predators (e.g. dogs) and because of its proximity to an area of organised touristic uses (umbrellas, sunbeds).
| ||Why become a member of the Rescue Network?|
Only in 2016, in the Sea Turtle Rescue Center we have received 20 injured turtles from various areas of Greece. The National ARCHELON Rescue Network, which is staffed by ordinary citizens, Port staff, veterinarians, etc, undertakes the rescue of injured sea turtles. For their education “Rescue Volunteer” seminars are held every year.
| ||A letter to the volunteers |
“Thank you” is not enough for all those people who work with ARCHELON. It is not enough even for people who support it through donations and any kind of volunteering. It is not enough for those who give their heart for this rare species making a favor in this country and on this island to visit each year and make people from around the world to gather on an island to protect its hatchlings.