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.
|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.
|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.
|Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (September 2015)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-30 September 2015.