| ||29th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation|
The 29th Annual Symposium on sea turtle biology and conservartion was in truth anticipated by all.
| ||TURTLE STRANDINGS HIT A RECORD IN 2008!|
by Dimitris Margaritoulis and Pavlos Tsaros
Further, from 2004 until 2008 there is a continuous increase in the annual number of strandings with a peak of 292 strandings during 2008 (increase from 2004: 126%!).
| ||Again this year ARCHELON is present at Thessaloniki¢s Documentary Festival|
«SOS Animals in Danger», a documentary directed by Aggelos Kovotsos, script written by Vasso Kanellopoulou, was shown at the 11th Thessaloniki¢s Documentary Festival 2009. In this documentary (duration 26 min), ARCHELON¢s actions for the protection of Caretta-caretta have been also portrayed.
| ||“Manolis” from Kissamos|
"Manolis" arrived from Kissamo, Crete on the 19/03/09. He was found by a citizen who informed the port authorities who went to rescue him.
| ||From the far-away Ereikousa|
On March 9th, a small caretta sea turtle was located in a beach of the Ereikousa isle, north of Corfu. It was found by Mamoukas, one of the 50 inhabitants of the island, who took it to the doctor, Mr. Petros Argeitis. The animal was exhausted and a piece of fishing line was coming out of its mouth.
| ||World's Largest Sea Turtle|
The original fossil specimen of this largest of the World's turtles was collected from the Pierre Shale of South Dakota in the mid 1970's.
| ||You can not suspect of how many ways you can also contribute to our work! |
ARCHELON continues its mission thanks to the support and the hard work of our volunteers.
People of various nationali ties and ages offer their aid to the Society and words are never enough to thank them.
| ||Our life¢s small heroes … make big differences!|
The Sea Turtles Rescue Centre hosts again since yesterday (15-02-09) 27 sea turtles.
| ||Conclusion of the Meetings of the Members of ARCHELON¢ s Board of Directors|
It¢s been a year full of action and lots of efforts to protect the beaches and the seas and reduce the threats against the sea turtles.
| ||Giving back life to a suburban forest|
On Sunday 15th of February, we joined forces with the thousands of citizens responding, once again, to SKAI channel¢s call for giving back life to a suburban forest in an area of Attica that had been put on fire by arsonists some time ago.
| ||ARCHELON invite you to join the tree planting at Ymittos!|
Join the tree planting at Ymittos!
| ||XELONOPAREA IS WELCOMING THE FESTIVE SEASON OF HALLOWEEN CREATING HALLOWEEN MASKS|
The Halloween is fast approaching and again this year we are ready to kick off the carnival celebrations with a great event!
| ||And the lucky coin was found by... our volunteers!|
It¢s a long-established tradition for ARCHELON to celebrate the cutting of the New Year cake (Bassilopitta) in accordance with Greek cultural legacy.
| ||One more presentation of the programmes of Archelon|
On Sunday 14th December took place the customary presentation of the programmes at the Rescue Centre.
| ||The Rescue Centre was filled with candy, fairy-tales and colours.|
Two-day events took place at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre during the weekend of 6-7 December, in the context of the World Volunteer Day.
| ||CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!|
Protect the nesting beaches of caretta-caretta in Greece by donating to ARCHELON. With the help of people like you, ARCHELON has provided systematic scientific and field work on sea turtles for 25 years now.