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 "Evelin Divers" and "ARCHELON": together we can do more!
Collaboration is a very beautiful thing. Let alone when it is genuine, selfless and arises from actual sensitivity for the sea, marine life and thus the man. The Diving School "velin Divers" supports ARCHELONs field project in Rethymno and not only, with many and varied actions.

 Trip to Sounio-Lavrion
On Saturday 31st May a group of ARCHELONs volunteers went to Cape Sounio to the temple of Poseidon and to the ancient theatre of Thoriko in Lavrion. We would really like to thank our tour guide Dimitra Potsika for giving us free tour in all these places.

 World Ocean Day 08/06 - Volunteers raised awareness about the threats to the Greek shoreline
For World Ocean Day on 8th June, the volunteers of the Zakynthos project had planned a special event to raise awareness about the threats to the Greek shoreline. Visitors of Crystal Beach in Kalamaki were invited to show their support for this cause by having their photo taken with the #aigialosSOS sign and had the opportunity to write a personal message in their picture.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events during 1-17 May 2014.

 2014 World Turtle Day Event at the ARCHELON Rescue Centre in Glyfada
When the front gate of the Rescue Centre opened on Sunday, 1 June 2014, at 11.00 am, enthusiastic visitors were already lined up, eager to come in to take part in the annual ARCHELON celebration of World Turtle Day. Every year, the programme offers a variety of different educational arts and crafts activities, exhibitions, and theatrical performances especially designed for children but also enjoyed by adults as well.

 International Sea Turtle Symposium 2014
This year, the symposium took place in the beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States from the 10th and the 17th of April. The theme of this Symposium was "Cultures," in honour of all the cultures that have interacted and continue to interact today with sea turtle populations around the world.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events during the months of March and April 2014.

 Incapacitating Messara's future
Apart from the documented arbitrariness, deliberate destruction of ecosystems of national importance so as to satisfy petty and electioneering purposes, is a very sad fact. The action of Festos municipality can not be considered to facilitate long-term interests of the local community since it destroys an important nature and potential tourist resource.

 Starting a new rehabilitation season!
ARCHELON, has been active on the field for 30 years, protection not only the endangered sea turtles but also their environment for the benefit of all. During the same time the ARCHELON Rescue Center has started to expand wherever possible to cope with a large number of injured that will be admitted during the summer. An average of 60 turtles will arrived in our facilities during a single year

 Support of maritime transportations for ARCHELON from MINOAN LINES for the programs of South Crete for 2014
Our cooperation with MINOAN LINES had begun some years ago, when the company had proceeded to a 2-year funding of the ARCHELON program in Messara of Heraklion Crete. The Cretan shipping company “MINOAN LINES” continues to provide us with its support with different yet equally important ways. Under its sponsorship program, the company has been offering a discount to our Association since 2011, facilitating the annual transportation of our executives for the ARCHELON program in southern Crete.

 ARCHELON members at the Board of the International Sea Turtle Society
ISTS is a worldwide scientific organization in charge of research, management an conservation of marine turtles. The election of ARCHELON members in this international organization reflects the significance that the international scientific community renders to marine turtles in the Mediterranean and in Greece.

 Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events during the month of January and February 2014.

 ANEK LINES supports our movement to Western Crete again in 2014.
As part of its sponsoring program, ANEK LINES has offered again this year a ticket discount to our society, thus creating favorable conditions of transportation for our executives during the programs of Archelon in Western Crete.

 Turtling and TESOLing: Educating and building awareness about environmental issues
At this years Convention, over 500 TG members had the opportunity to visit with ARCHELON volunteers Melissa Foley, Jane Mantarakis, Joanne Stournara, and Luc Glodt, who shared information about ARCHELON, encouraged people to adopt sea turtles, and invited educators to visit the Rescue Centre in Glyfada or online.

New genetic markers have been used to identify the genetic profile of sea turtles nesting in Kyparissia Bay, western Greece.

ARCHELON hosted three more EVS volunteers the last six months Tuuli from Estonia, Martina from Sweden and Benjamin from Luxembourg. They were actually an incredible team and helped a lot the injured sea turtles at the Rescue Center.