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.
|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.
|Zakynthos KTEL Buses and ARCHELON |
Zakynthos KTEL Buses offered generously their help ensuring the transportation of the injured turtles in Athens. Marina, Oasis, Rike and Jo were the turtles that were transported in Athens with the help of Zakynthos KTEL Buses.
|Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (August 2015)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-31 August 2015.
|Evening presentation about Sea Turtles at Louis Zante Beach hotel|
On the 16th of September, a presentation evening took place at Louis Zante Beach hotel in Laganas, Zakynthos in order to inform tourists about the sea turtles that are currently being treated in the Rescue Centre of ARCHELON in Glyfada, Athens.
|Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (16-31 July 2015)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 16-31 July 2015.
|Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre in July 2015?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-15 July 2015.
|Τhe last nest on Laganas beach|
This was a very special discovery, as this nest had been missed in the morning and found in the evening. The team on the morning survey took pictures of the track, and showed them to me, and I had no doubt that there would be a nest under that camouflage.
|Did you know sea-turtles nest here in Crete?|
I honestly believe the best way to help preserve a species is to inform as many people as possible in all the many ways they can help. This is exactly why the Public Awareness (PA) programme of Archelon is just as important as the monitoring work conducted on the beaches.
|Thomas Cook Injured Turtle Sponsorship|
The treatment of injured turtles in our Rescue is crucial, but rehabilitation is very expensive. This is why it is always an amazing gesture when someone chooses to support this work through our injured sea turtle sponsorship programme. Last week, we were lucky enough to receive this support from travel agency Thomas Cook...
|Like a Turtle on its back: My Archelon Experience|
...I once heard conservation biology to be defined as ‘the integration of experience and empathy’ and this project fits perfectly with that description. My experience with Archelon woke me up from my individualistic worldview and set off a wave of empathy in me that will hopefully spread like disoriented hatchlings to encompass the entire globe.
|...I can do it all again in 2016!|
I started my ARCHELON experience on the 15th of May 2015 and getting the opportunity to learn so much about monitoring and public awareness, working hands on with the beautiful loggerhead and meeting honestly , the most interesting, caring and just genuine people from all over the world, I can truly say it was the most amazing experience I have ever had in my life.