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.
|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.
|Award to ARCHELON for contributing in the sustainable tourist development of Rethymno|
On the occasion of World Tourist Day and the event “Sustainable Tourism-Tool for development” the Tourist Development committee of Rethymno offered an award to ARCHELON , acknowledging its long-term, systematic and substantial contribution to environmental protection and Caretta caretta sea turtles in particular, the expansion of volunteerism, the promotion and tourist development of Rethymno.
|I need the sea because it teaches me...|
For the past 23 years the rescue and rehabilitation of sea turtles in Greece has been one of the main pillars of ARCHELON’s work...
|Public Excavation of Caretta caretta Sea Turtle Nest|
On Friday, September 22nd, at 17:30 pm, the public can witness the process of a sea turtle nest excavation, which will take place in front of Galaxy Hotel, on Laganas beach.
|Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Centre (July 2017)?|
Our volunteer at the Rescue Centre Joanne Stournara updates us on the events in July 2017.
|Our farewell to Pavlos|
Limnos island will be the final resting place of Pavlos Tsaros, who left us so suddenly. The memorial ceremony will be held on Saturday, 16 September at 12:00pm at the church of Agios Dimitrios in the village Kontia, Limnos.
|He is not with us anymore...|
One of the most capable and beloved “turtlers” is not among us anymore. The family of ARCHELON is mourning for the loss of Pavlos Tsaros, a great friend who pasted away suddenly yesterday.
|Concerning Decrease Of The Nest Numbers In Zakynthos This Year|
This year’s nesting season in Zakynthos has ended, with the first results showing that 2017 has been the year with the lowest number of nests.
|Public excavation of a Caretta caretta sea turtle nest|
ARCHELON and NMPZ plan a public excavation on Friday 1st of September in front of the Louis Zante Beach Hotel in Laganas.
|The bay of Laganas in Zakynthos is now dangerous to sea turtles|
On the 15th August ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece was informed of another incident of a dead turtle in the bay of Laganas in Zakynthos. Unfortunately, since May, more than 20 cases of dead turtles have been recorded by ARCHELON, of which 11 have been recorded in the marine area of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. ARCHELON volunteers found the dead turtle at the port of Agios Sostis. This was a young male animal, which had severe blows on the shell and on the head from a boat collision.