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NEWS

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 EVS Volunteers at the Rescue Center
02/02/2015
ARCHELON once more is hosting two incredible EVS volunteers who came in Greece in order to help with the protection of sea turtles. As part of EVS (European Voluntary Service in the context of ERASMUS+) programme they get accommodation, food allowance, pocket money, mentoring but also they have the chance to get to know the Greek culture and language and get experience in the rehabilitation of a threatened species. We asked them why they wanted to do EVS programme and why they chose ARCHELONs projects as well as to tell us few words on their experience up to now, and this is what they answered. From ARCHELON point of view we would like to thank them for their continuing interest and help of all these months they have stayed in the project.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre in November?
23/12/2014
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 8-30 November 2014.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre in October?
02/12/2014
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1 October- 7 November 2014

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
21/10/2014
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 16 August-19 September 2014.

 The British Embassy in ARCHELON
20/10/2014
Some groups of people are very sensitive and want organized to support the work of the Archelon. One such group is employees of the British Embassy in Greece. With gentle encouragement of the British Ambassador H.E John Kittmer employees of the British Embassy, together with their families visited the S.T.R.C on Sunday, October 5, 2014.

 ARCHELON at TESOL Greeces Start-of-the-Year Symposium
29/09/2014
ARCHELON had the chance to talk to teachers and inform them about why/how a class field trip to the Rescue Centre in Glyfada would be beneficial to them and their students, and also to show them samples of the free environmental education activities which can be downloaded free from the Teachers Toolbox section of the website.

 "KOSTAS" release at the National Marine Park of Zakynthos
16/09/2014
For three months, “Kostas” was cared and treated in our Rescue Centre and thanks to the help of our dedicated volunteers, who spent their own time to protect this beautiful species.
ARCHELON together with the valuable help of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, released “Kostas” on the 6th of September in front of Louis Zante Beach Hotel (Laganas).

 Help us to keep satellite tracking 9 sea turtles
10/09/2014
Around nine of these transmitters are still working providing valuable information on the turtles activities but we are in danger of losing this important resource as the original funding has run out and supply of the location data will be cut off.

 At long last... hatchlings seen in Attica!!!
09/09/2014
Although the RC often receives reports of Caretta caretta turtles (both healthy and injured) in the Attica area, and even though nests on local beaches are sometimes reported, until now no hatchlings have actually been reported in this area. On Thursday evening, 26 August, a small group of ARCHELON volunteers and supporters, led by RC Co-ordinator Pavlo Tsaros, visited two beaches in the Lavrio area to check on the progress of two reported nests...

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
03/09/2014
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 15 July - 15 August 2014.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
05/08/2014
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 18 June - 15 July 2014.

 First hatchlings to reach the sea in Dafni Beach at Zakynthos, 2014
30/07/2014
Hatching season has begun once more, with Fafni beach being the first to begin in Zakynthos. Although in relative delay compared to Messara Bay in Crete and Kyparissia Bay in Peloponnese, on the night of July 26th 2014, six baby turtle begun their dangerous life journey, following the light of the stars and leaving its traces on the sand as a pleasant surprise for the morning observers of the beach, the ARCHELON morning survey team, working in collaboration with the Management Agent of the  National Marine Park of Zakynthos.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
30/07/2014
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events between 18 May-19 June 2014.

 Double sea turtle rescue in Lakonikos Bay with the help of ARCHELONs volunteers and friends
28/07/2014
On Thursday, 24th July volunteers of the program were informed by tourists that not one, but two turtles had been entangled in nets at sea near Elia. With the valuable help of ARCHELON friends, who rushed to the area by boat, they managed to remove the net from the turtles flippers and neck, and eventually set them free.

 EVS VOLUNTEERING AT THE SEA TURTLE RESCUE CENTER
24/07/2014
This year again the Sea Turtle Rescue Center had hosted EVS volunteers who are great support to the rehabilitation of injured sea turtles. Johnsen Markus, a volunteer from Sweden, has spent almost 5 months in Greece in the context of EVS programme and wanted to share his, up to now, experience with us. Thus below you can find his answers to some questions about his participation.

 The execrable death of a Caretta Caretta sea turtle in Kissamos village, Chania
11/07/2014
A dead sea turtle lying on the beach with the harpoon of a spear gun on the carapace is the worst impression that can ever be made to the surprised tourists during summer months (dead or injured turtles are being washed up on beaches), who often wonder how it is possible that there is such brutality, impunity and lack of education in a country of democracy and culture.