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.
|Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (September 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-30 September 2016.
|Public excavation of a Caretta- Caretta sea turtle nest|
ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, in collaboration with the Management Agency of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos (NMPZ), as part of the awareness program and education of the public, have performed a public excavation on Kalamaki beach, in front of the Crystal hotel on Sunday 9 October.
|Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (August 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-31 August 2016.
|The collaboration of ARCHELON and the National Marine Park of Zakynthos|
With a view to protecting the Loggerhead sea turtles in their natural habitat, ARCHELON and the National Marine Park of Zakynthos have been working together for more than 15 years. The collaboration and mutual support has not only been rewarding with regard to the Caretta caretta, but...
|Why we should not feed the sea turtles|
Observing a rare animal in the wild is an experience that fascinates people across all ages and cultures. It reminds us of the beauty and value of our natural environment, but also teaches us the need to protect it.
|The release of the Caretta caretta “Hannah”|
On Sunday September 11, «Hannah», a sea turtle that was found in Laganas Bay returned to the endless blue Ionian Sea.
|EVS in ARCHELON|
European Voluntary Service celebrates its 20 years for 2016 and continues to offer organizations and volunteers unique experiences.
This case is also ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Society of Greece, which hosts currently some bright young EVS volunteers from all over EU. They get to offer their valuable assistance in protecting the nesting activity at Rethymno project and in rescuing injured sea turtles at ARCHELON’s Sea Turtle Rescue Centre.
So, let us see what Natalia, Andrea and Tina have to say about their volunteering at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and Isaak and Chiara about their time at Rethymno project.
|Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (July 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-31 July 2016.
|«Achilles» from Agios Sostis|
The resident turtle population of Zakynthos is a great asset to the area from which, we can learn a lot scientifically and they are also an important source of income for the turtle spotting industry, especially at the end of the nesting season, when female turtles are gone.
|Zakynthos, hatchling season is well underway!|
For ARCHELON, hatchling season is well underway with many baby Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) making their first journey to the sea. In Zakynthos, hundreds of hatchlings make it to sea each day where an estimated one to two in a thousand will survive to adulthood after which they return to Laganas Bay to nest.