| ||“ALIEN” TAG CONFIRMS THE COUNTER MIGRATION OF LOGGERHEAD TURTLES FROM THE NORTHERN ADRIATIC TO KYPARISSIA BAY|
A basic work in the context of ARCHELON¢s summer projects is the tagging of sea turtles. This is done by experienced project members on a nesting beach as soon as a sea turtle finishes her egg laying.
| ||BUILDING OUTSIDE PLANNED SETTLEMENTS DESTROYS THE COUNTRYSIDE OF GREECE|
ARCHELON express its solidarity to the Minister of the Environment for the starting of public dialogue for the gradual restriction of the so-called “building outside existing settlements”.
| ||Students from UK take part in a challenging programme|
This summer, a group of 23, 16-18 year old students from Kesgrave Highschool (near Ipswich, UK) visited Kyparissia Bay to take part in a challenging programme designed to stretch the group, and assist the Kyparissia Project during one of its busiest periods.
| ||Three nests in Finikounda|
Three sea turtle nests have been found on the beach of Finikounda this summer. The first one was found on the 10th of July and the other two on the 22nd of July. All three were found after beach visitors saw sea turtle tracks in the morning and notified ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.
| ||17 June, World Day to Combat Desertification|
The World Day to Combat Desertification, celebrated each year on June 17, is part of an international campaign by the United Nations to tackle global environmental deterioration, in particular the degradation of drylands. The day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
| ||The best way to celebrate the WORD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2010|
5 surgical operations were conducted over the weekend (5-6 June 2010) covering every case. Some turtles had one hook (from small to big), some had more than one, and some had just the fishing line. All 5 turtles were successfully operated and were returned to their tanks the same day. They should be released in the next few weeks.
| ||A young artist dedicates her work to ARCHELON|
ARCHELON has always attracted a wide variety of talented individuals to its projects and one shining example of this is Katarina Bjorqvist. Katarina produced a series of 6 original postcard designs as a gift to ARCHELON and in support of our work.
| ||Dolphin, turtle deaths eyed for links to oil spill|
All of the deaths are being looked at as possible casualties of the oil gushing unchecked since April 20 from a ruptured wellhead on the floor of the Gulf off Louisiana because of their proximity in time and space to the spill.
| ||Peak Nesting of Endangered Sea Turtles Threatened by Oil Spill|
The recovery of endangered Kemp¢s ridley sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico faces a dramatic set-back as oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill impacts coastal areas during their peak migration to nesting beaches. Scientists and conservation workers that have invested decades of work towards the sea turtles¢ recovery are concerned about the growing impacts the oil slick and oiled beaches will have on these imperiled creatures.
| ||Turtles detect odours|
| ||The 30th International Annual Symposium on Sea Turtles Biology and Conservation|
Every year, the International Sea Turtle Society holds its Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. This year, the 30th Annual symposium was organized in Goa, India and it was the first time that the symposium came to the South Asian region.
| ||The World of Turtles awards the lifetime achievement of Dimitris Margaritoulis|
The International Sea Turtle Society organizes the Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation at a different location every year. This year's symposium, titled “The World of Turtles” took place from April 24 to 30 in Goa, India, with 450 participants from 60 countries.
| ||NEW VOLUNTEER CATEGORIES IN ARCHELON|
ARCHELON broadens the categories of volunteering. There was never a need of specialised volunteers in sea turtle protection, because always experienced volunteers were training the new volunteers. Now somebody has the chance to help with having only a driving licence or technical qualifications. There are two no payment categories (except Rethymno¢s project)
| ||Open Letter to Greek Fisherman¢s|
...We have many fishermen in my family, they raised me and taught me to show respect for nature and her creatures. I know well that most of the Greek fishermen are good, responsible people. I have been in contact with many of them who have helped the rescue of many sea turtles and will call to ask about ¡their turtle¢ and I always inform them whenever it is about to be released. There are however people out there who destroy our reputation by taking their anger out on defenceless sea turtles...
| ||“Nikolas”, a horror story...|
Nikolas was brutally and deliberately injured by the hands of man. Who was this demented and evil human who hammered two large nails into a defenseless creature¢s skull? How could someone be so cruel to leave an endangered animal to die slowly and in much pain...
| ||Omiros... “Odyssey”|