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.
|2014 ARCHELON VOLUNTEERS¢ REPORT |
The work of the Society is quite extended and it would be impossible to implement without the contribution of the hundreds of volunteers who devote some or the biggest part of their spare time for the protection of sea turtles. These volunteers come from all around the world and offer over 14.000 days of volunteer work for the protection of sea turtles in Greece.
|Joanne, what¢s new at the Rescue Centre in December 2014?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1 December 2014-11 January 2015.
|EVS Volunteers at the Rescue Center|
ARCHELON once more is hosting two incredible EVS volunteers who came in Greece in order to help with the protection of sea turtles. As part of EVS (European Voluntary Service in the context of ERASMUS+) programme they get accommodation, food allowance, pocket money, mentoring but also they have the chance to get to know the Greek culture and language and get experience in the rehabilitation of a threatened species. We asked them why they wanted to do EVS programme and why they chose ARCHELON¢s projects as well as to tell us few words on their experience up to now, and this is what they answered. From ARCHELON point of view we would like to thank them for their continuing interest and help of all these months they have stayed in the project.
|Joanne, what¢s new at the Rescue Centre in November?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 8-30 November 2014.
|Council of Europe urges Greece to stop plans to destroy Southern Kyparissia Bay|
The Standing Committee of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats adopted a Recommendation at its annual meeting last week, urging Greece to prevent habitat deterioration and ensure improved protection of Southern Kyparissia Bay. Indicative of the strong European reaction is the call for a permanent construction ban in the area.