How to help
Become a supporter or/and adopter
We can all help the Caretta caretta
If you really want to help the endangered
sea turtles Caretta caretta
survive, then you may adopt a baby hatchling! Of course,
don't expect to carry it home! It's a symbolic adoption which
aims to support the protection programs of these endangered
animals that lay their nests every year on our beaches.
You however, will be given a little cute fluffy turtle,
a poster, a sticker, an information sheet on sea turtles
and ARCHELON, along with the special adoption certificate.
Υou will also be receiving
by email our four month newsletter "Turtle Tracks".
So, adopt a hatchling (with 30€),
give it a name and we will inform you on the date your
hatchling left its nest and reached the sea as well as
the number of "siblings" that were with it in the nest.
According to the adoption program, one
may also adopt an adult Caretta (with 50€),
a nest (with 80€)
or an injured turtle that is currently under treatment
at the Rescue Centre in Glyfada. Many injured turtles
found all over the country are under treatment at the Rescue
Centre each year. They are nursed by volunteers who come
from different parts of the world and once they're better,
are released back home to the deep blue sea.
These turtles are in need of food, veterinarian
care and medicine which costs up to 150€
per month for each and every one of them. You can help
their treatment by adopting one of these turtles for one
month or more. You may also visit and see them up close
every weekend between 11am - 5pm at the Rescue Centre of
ARCHELON located at the 3rd Marina
of Glyfada (TRAM stop: "Palaio Dimarhio").
A wild animal in danger is expecting your help.
part of the Caretta caretta adoption program.
Tarabe for further information at 210-5231342.
Become a supporter to the efforts of ARCHELON
to protect this ancient mariner.
Sponsor a baby turtle for € 30
You will know when your hatchling scrambled
out of the nest and headed to the sea. If you sponsor a hatchling,
apart from the personal sponsor certificate, you will receive
a little cuddlesome turtle and other memorabilia.
Sponsor a mother loggerhead for
ARCHELON works for the protection of sea turtles
on the nesting beaches and in the open sea. During the nesting
season, ARCHELON monitors the activity of adult female turtles
as they come ashore to nest. If you sponsor a mother loggerhead
you will also receive the history of the turtle since the
first time she was observed nesting.
a nest for € 80
A loggerhead nest may contain 120 eggs that incubate in the
sand for about two months. Monitoring and protection of nests
is vital to ensure safe hatching, especially in human frequented
areas. If you sponsor a nest you will also receive the complete
history of the nest, including hatching success.
an injured turtle for € 150
(This amount will cover treatment costs for a month)
nets, speedboats and fishing hooks are some of the causes
that often injure sea turtles. Many arrive at the ARCHELON
Rescue Centre with severe head injuries. After treatment
at the Centre, which operates in cooperation with the Municipality
of Glyfada, the turtles are released. If you sponsor an injured
turtle you will also receive the history of the turtle and
will be invited to its release.
Become supporter for one year with
only € 30
Become a supporter of ARCHELON with € 30
per year. In this way you will contribute to the maintenance
and continuation of our efforts and programmes. Furthermore,
you will receive every four months our Newsletter and you
will be kept informed about the progress of our work.
Sponsor an Amvrakikos loggerhead
for € 50
An on-going research programme, which began in 2004, evolved
from the telemetry project. Researchers now catch sea turtles
by hand in the shallow waters of the Amvrakikos Bay. The
turtles are measured, photographed and tagged and samples
are taken for genetic analysis. Adopting one of these study
turtles will directly support the continuation of the Amvrakikos
Fill the sponsor form here!