| ||Participation of ARCHELON in the public consultation of the draft Presidential Decree for Kyparissia Bay, west Peloponnese|
For the period from February 26 until March 15 the Ministry of Environment released for public consultation the revised draft Presidential Decree for Kyparissia Bay in west Peloponnese. The environmental organizations ARCHELON, WWF Hellas and MEDASSET in the context of the consultation submitted to the Ministry their detailed comments, aiming the achievement of favorable conservation status of the habitat.
| ||ARCHELON in the 36th annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation|
Every year the International Symposium has a special theme. This year it was dedicated to the "crossroads" for two reasons: firstly because Peru is a major migration and foraging area for five different species of sea turtles and also to remind us that this was the 1st International Sea Turtle Symposium held in Latin America!
| ||The protection of the Loggerhead Sea turtles in southern Kyparissia Bay during 2015|
This short report, submitted to the European Commission and the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention, presents the main events in the efforts to protect the habitats of southern Kyparissia Bay (Natura 2000 site GR2550005 “Thines Kyparissias”) in general and the marine turtles in particular, during 2015.
| ||The protection of the Loggerhead Sea turtles in Laganas Bay, Zakynthos, Greece during 2015|
This short report, submitted to the European Commission and the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention, presents the major events concerning sea turtle conservation on Zakynthos Island, Greece, during 2015.
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (February 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-29 February
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (January 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-31 January 2016.
| ||EVS in ARCHELON|
ARCHELON continues one more year the EVS programme. This time hosts a great young man from France who started his placement in September 2016. Thanks to ERASMUS+ programme we got the chance to have Antoine with us and help us all these months with the protection of sea turtles. Here is what he says about the EVS and about ARCHELON.
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (December 2015)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-31 December
| ||New IUCN Red List Assessment of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean: long term protection pays off|
The Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta recently changed category in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature or World Conservation Union) global Red List of threatened species. More specifically, from the category “EN – endangered” which had been assigned since 1996, it became “VU-Vulnerable”, after a recent assessment by the Marine Turtle Specialist Group of IUCN...
| ||The scientific work of ARCHELON |
On the 6th October ARCHELON Zakynthos recovered a recently deceased loggerhead turtle from the sea in Zakynthos Town. As this turtle had recently died, there was a unique opportunity to learn more about the cause of death through an autopsy.
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (November 2015)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-30 November 2015.
| ||TUI Hellas and ARCHELON |
One of the long term partnerships that the ARCHELON Program in Zakynthos has is that with TUI Hellas. Every year, ARCHELON volunteers - within the framework of the Public Awareness program - give presentations on board the eco-friendly cruise boat managed by TUI Hellas.
| ||Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (October 2015)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-31 October 2015.
| ||17th November 2015 - Visit of ARCHELON volunteers in the Polytechnic College|
The volunteers of ARCHELON pay a visit in the historical place in order to see the place that the uprising took place
| ||Save a life... Give a 2016 lucky charm|
This Christmas, you can make a turtle adoption as a gift, and with the special package you will receive ARCHELON’s lucky charm for the New Year 2016.
| ||ARCHELON and Strandings |
Responding to strandings is a very important part of the work ARCHELON does year round. ‘Stranding’ is the term for a dead, sick or injured sea turtle.