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Becoming a “conservationist”
The annual report for the region “Thines Kyparissias”
Participation of ARCHELON at the 8th National Congress of the Hellenic Ecological Society
Participation of ARCHELON at the 1st Herpetological Symposium
Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre (October 2016)?

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About ARCHELON

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.

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ARCHELONs Ambassador in Tirol
ARCHELON is going to participate tomorrow, 25th November 2016, in “Freiwilligen Messe Tirol” in Innsbruck, Austria. Representative of ours will be ARCHELON’s Ambassador from Austria, Tamina Freund.

Caretta caretta nests in Attica!
When you hear the phrase ‘Caretta caretta nesting beaches’, most people think of Zakynthos, the Peloponnese or Crete. While these are the main nesting areas for the turtles in Greece, they do nest in other places throughout the country as well.

Joanne, whats new at the Rescue Centre (October 2016)?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-31 October 2016.

Participation of ARCHELON at the 1st Herpetological Symposium
...The presentation covered part of the scientific work that ARCHELON conducts in the largest breeding habitats of sea turtles, the field programs, the Rescue Centre and finally the main anthropogenic threats to the protected species Caretta caretta...

Participation of ARCHELON at the 8th National Congress of the Hellenic Ecological Society
...ARCHELON participated in this National Congress. During the special session "Ecological research beyond the academic frontier", ARCHELON presented the scientific work that carries out in the largest nesting habitats of sea turtles throughout Greece.

The annual report for the region “Thines Kyparissias”
Upon completion of the ARCHELON program for 2016 in the Southern Kyparissia Bay, the annual report for the region is now published.

Becoming a “conservationist”
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has made the past eight years the most amazing experience of my life and helped me to learn, to grow and to love every single day of it.

Joanne, whats 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, whats 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, whats 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.
 
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