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First nest of the Sea Turtles of Crete today, the World Turtle Day

The recruitment process for volunteering in ARCHELON's summer field projects for 2016 continues. Please read the General Information and the Participations Guides and then apply online.

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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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First nest of the Sea Turtles of Crete today, the World Turtle Day
The first mating information regarding this seasons Caretta Caretta sea turtles originated from a hotel near the beach in Skaleta, Rethymno—which gave us the greatest interest in the project. A few days later, the first turtle track we found proved that they inhabited the island and are waiting for the best conditions to create a nest and lay their eggs. The beginning of the season has officially started with the exciting and anticipated discovery of the first nest in Adele, Crete on 23 May, 2016-the world Turtle Day—which is a cause for celebration amongst locals, tourists, and ARCHELON volunteers.
 

Sea Turtle nesting has begun on the Greek beaches!
This year the first nest was found in Zakynthos by members of the National Marine Park while observing Gerakas beach on May 12th 2016.

Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (March 2016)?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-31 March 2016.

The protection of the Loggerhead Sea turtles in the nesting habitats of Crete during 2015. (In Greek)
This short report, submitted to the European Commission, presents the main events in the efforts to protect the nesting habitats of Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Crete during 2015.

Safe environment for the refugees, better life for all
The undersigned environmental organisations care for the commons. In our work for the protection of the environment, humanity always features at the centre. In the midst of the humanitarian crisis happening now in Greece, we cannot be passive observers of the dramatic situation of tens of thousands of uprooted women,
men and children who are stranded and desperate all around our country.

Participation of ARCHELON in the public consultation of the draft Presidential Decree for Kyparissia Bay, west Peloponnese
For the period from February 26 until March 15 the Ministry of Environment released for public consultation the revised draft Presidential Decree for Kyparissia Bay in west Peloponnese. The environmental organizations ARCHELON, WWF Hellas and MEDASSET in the context of the consultation submitted to the Ministry their detailed comments, aiming the achievement of favorable conservation status of the habitat.

ARCHELON in the 36th annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation
Every year the International Symposium has a special theme. This year it was dedicated to the "crossroads" for two reasons: firstly because Peru is a major migration and foraging area for five different species of sea turtles and also to remind us that this was the 1st International Sea Turtle Symposium held in Latin America!

The protection of the Loggerhead Sea turtles in southern Kyparissia Bay during 2015
This short report, submitted to the European Commission and the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention, presents the main events in the efforts to protect the habitats of southern Kyparissia Bay (Natura 2000 site GR2550005 “Thines Kyparissias”) in general and the marine turtles in particular, during 2015.

The protection of the Loggerhead Sea turtles in Laganas Bay, Zakynthos, Greece during 2015
This short report, submitted to the European Commission and the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention, presents the major events concerning sea turtle conservation on Zakynthos Island, Greece, during 2015.

Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (February 2016)?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-29 February
2016.