| ||The amputated “Margarita”|
In winter, on December 12th, we received "Margarita" who was found on the beach of Cheronissi in Yialtra, Evia. It is the third turtle that comes to us from that area.
| ||ARCHELON participates in the elaboration of the Red Book of Threatened Species of Greece|
Country-members of IUCN are obliged to elaborate the so-called Red Books, which list the threatened species of flora and fauna in each country. The first Red Book for Animal Species in Greece was made in 1992.
| ||37 sea turtles were healed and released during 2009!|
Nikolas, Aloma, Aliki, Foivos, Titos, Penelope, Dafni, Kaveiros, Ioanna, Rodanthi, Apostolis, Vlassis, Lena, Ermis, Evagelia, Thanos, Agathi, Filipos, Mamukas, Manolis, Moro, Mitsos, Giannakis, Elpida, Marmaroulis, Goliath, Fersa, Efi, Padelis, Popi, Ntina, Lakis, Agapi, Tasos, Manos, Maria, and Iraklis were healed and released with the continuous treatment of ARCHELON’s stuff and volunteers in sea turtle Rescue Center, in Glyfada.
| ||Increased sea turtle strandings in Zakynthos in 2009|
ARCHELON, through the national rescue network that was established at the beginning of the 90’s, is collecting information concerning dead and injured sea turtles that are stranded at the Greek coasts in collaboration with the Port Police Authorities all over Greece.
| ||«DANIEL» rescued by ChelonoParea's members|
"Daniel" is the latest loggerhead that arrived at the Center. He is a juvenile with a curved carapace of 25cm and a weight of 2 kg. He was rescued by the young members of the XELONOPAREA team.
| ||7th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife|
"Rodanthi"is a loggerhead female seaturtle who arrived from Anti Paros on the 27/07/08. Her curved caparace length was 62cm. She was named after "RODANTHI" the ferry that transported her to Athens. Ferry and Buses are the main way injured sea turtles are sent to us and free of Charge.
| ||Have a nice trip “GOLIATH”|
"Goliath" is a massive loggerhead male seaturtle who arrived from Crete on the 22/06/09. After noticing that he was alivebut not very active, he took the positive decision to tie his flipper and bring him in to the harbour of Hania.
| ||THE ADVENTURE OF “ELPIDA” PROVIDES HOPE|
Few days ago, a sea turtle found injured on 23 May 2009, was released on Crete, in Stavromenos beach (Skaletta), after 4 months of treatment at ARCHELON’s Rescue Centre.
| ||STORIES OF TURTLE NIGHT MADNESS|
If you ask ARCHELON volunteers which was their favorite shift during their summer volunteer work in the sea turtle nesting beaches, 90 % of them they will say that it was the night survey.
| ||XELONOPAREA SUMMER CAMP: AN UNFORGETTABLE MEMORY|
It was early Saturday morning on August 1st when ARCHELON’s youth group, XELONOPAREA started putting up camping tents and setting up their campground under the olive trees in the MELTEMI Camping area, besides the Mavrovouni beach on Lakonikos Bay.
The sea turtles Caretta caretta have chosen this same coast to nest since thousands of years. On the other hand, it’s been more than 25 years since ARCHELON volunteers have been there protecting it.
Again this summer season, XELONOPAREA joined forces with them and the young volunteers experienced 8 very intensive days with the adult field volunteers, taking part in all efforts made for the protection of the nests.
| ||BABY SEA TURTLES DIE AT THE BAY OF KYPARISSIA (AGIANNAKI)|
For 26 years ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society, has committed to keep on protecting the sea turtles nesting sites at the Bay of Kyparissia. The southern part of the Bay hosts the second largest population of the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean.
Much to our regret that in this region one could define as the core of the sea turtle nesting, expanding from Kalonero to Elea, each year all the more frequently the results of the unauthorized coastal development are apparent.
| ||The sea turtles of Zakynthos winter in Tunisia and in the northern Adriatic Sea! |
This year, three reports of tagged sea turtles come to certify that the sea turtles nesting in Zakynthos actually winter in Tunisia and in the northern Adriatic Sea.
| ||...how wonderful it was, and how proud and grateful I am for this fantastic experience to help save the turtles...|
Looking back turtles were always there. From the earliest time in my life, my first cuddly toy, that I just could not sleep without, was a turtle!
| ||ARCHELON's volunteers in Crete strive for the viability of Caretta caretta population|
The increased human presence and activities, particularly the uncontrolled tourism development, pose the greatest threats Caretta caretta nesting habitats face and the greatest challenges to their survival.
| ||THE MINOAN LINES support the protection of the sea turtles in Heraklio, Crete.|
It's been since 2008 that the MINOAN LINES company support ARCHELON’s program in Herakleio for the protection of the sea turtles that make their nests, each year, on the sandy beaches of the Messara Bay, at the southern part of the Heraklio Prefecture.