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Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Center (September 2017)?
Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Center (October - November 2017)?

The recruitment process for 2018 summer field projects has started. You can now get all the information and apply online by clicking on "Become a volunteer".

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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Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Center (October - November 2017)?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Center Joanne Stournara updates us on the events in October and November 2017.

Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Center (September 2017)?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Center Joanne Stournara updates us on the events in September 2017.

Volunteering with ARCHELON
Thankfully, I can tell you without hesitation that my time in ARCHELON was nothing less than amazing. One of the best decisions of my life! As far as I have seen, many people call it a perspective-changing or even life-changing experience.

Increased protection of marine turtles on land and at sea with new Natura 2000 sites
The European ecological network Natura 2000 is a network of nature protection zones that extends throughout the European Community and aims to ensure the long-term preservation of its most valuable and most endangered species and habitats.

EVS in ARCHELON
Another summer season has come to its end and EVS program was apparent once again at our projects with two new young volunteers from Sweden.

Fishing and strandings of sea turtles in the Bay of Kyparissia
Specifically for the summer period of 2017, from early May to early October, four incidents of dead turtles strandings have been recorded, in which the causes of death are connected to specific fishing activities, from fishing nets entangled on fins to longline hooks stabbed on the turtles’ bodies.

Archelon Extends Its Activity In Evrotas Delta In The Context Of Life Euroturtles
During our morning surveys, we looked for nests, for adult and hatchling tracks and also taking a look for predated nests. But our work was not only to monitor nests, it also included the record of the main threats for the turtles in the area, and the record of all the strandings found.

Environmental education through lifelong learning at Amorgos Yperia Convention
On 26th - 29th October 2017, ARCHELON was present at the 15th International Convention on Tourism and Culture of Amorgos and the 8th Amorgos Film Festival at Amorgos Island. More than 100 attendants of all kinds of backgrounds, important film producers from 23 countries worldwide, journalists, students and representatives of cultural institutes were present.

The annual report for the region “Thines Kyparissias”
Conservation efforts during 2017 at the nesting habitat of Caretta caretta in southern Kyparissia Bay (Natura 2000 - GR2550005 “Thines Kyparissias”)

The protection of the Loggerhead Sea turtles in Laganas Bay, Zakynthos, Greece during 2017
This short report, submitted to the European Commission, the Standing Committee of Bern Convention and the ministry of Environment and Energy presents the main events in the efforts to protect the nesting habitats of Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Laganas Bay, Zakynthos.

Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Center (August 2017)?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Center Joanne Stournara updates us on the events in August 2017.
 
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