Since 1983, the primary objective of ARCHELON,
the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece has been to protect
the sea turtles and their habitats in Greece through monitoring
and research, developing and implementing management plans,
habitat restoration, raising public awareness and rehabilitating
sick and injured turtles.
|Conservation efforts during 2014 in Laganas Bay, Zakynthos (short report)|
In this short report, covering the period 1 January – 15 October 2014, we present major facts concerning sea turtle conservation on Zakynthos Island. Specifically, the ARCHELON¢s field project and the work of the Management Agency (MA) of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos (NMPZ) are presented.
|AND WHAT ABOUT THE LITTER INTO OUR SEA?|
Humans have been impacting the environment so intensely during the last centuries that biologists now suggest that a sixth mass extinction may be under way, given the estimated extinction rate, elevated to more than a 1.000 times than the rate at pre-human time.
|Biker Jean-Denis Schul in ARCHELON|
ARCHELON met Jean-Denis, a 27 year old Belgian traveller who, in September 2014, started a 10 month bicycle trip around Europe. He also become ARCHELON volunteer at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre in Glyfada for a month, (from 15th of February to the 15th of March 2015). Below you can find his story along with some answers to questions regarding his volunteering period in ARCHELCON.
|«A wish comes true» from the ARCHELON volunteers in the South Gulf of Kyparissia|
The members of “Make a wish” in Switzerland contacted ARCHELON in order to fulfill young Noah¢s wish, a big fan of the sea turtles. So, in the summer of 2014 the volunteers and the staff of the Sea Turtle Protection Society helped this fervent wish come true during the program in the gulf of Kyparissia.
|Joanne, what¢s new at the Rescue Centre in February?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 12 January 2015-27 February 2015.
|The remarkably increased appearance of ARCHELON on the web |
The advances of technology have certainly played a key role, given that the articles published in printed media are now almost negligible, compared to the barrage of ARCHELON-related news and articles that reached the social networks and electronic media.
|2014 ARCHELON VOLUNTEERS¢ REPORT |
The work of the Society is quite extended and it would be impossible to implement without the contribution of the hundreds of volunteers who devote some or the biggest part of their spare time for the protection of sea turtles. These volunteers come from all around the world and offer over 14.000 days of volunteer work for the protection of sea turtles in Greece.
|Joanne, what¢s new at the Rescue Centre in December?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1 December 2014-11 January 2015.
|EVS Volunteers at the Rescue Center|
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 ARCHELON¢s 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.