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.
|Marine Pollution and Sea Turtles|
Marine pollution can be defined as the human input, directly or indirectly, of substances or energy into the marine environment, which causes a variety of deleterious effects; including harm to living resources, risks to human health, the reduction of marine water quality and a hindrance to marine activities, such as fishing.
| Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (December 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events in December 2016.
|Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (November 2016)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events from 1-30 November 2016.
|ARCHELON’s 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, what’s 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.