ΑΡΧΕΛΩΝ Σύλλογος για την Προστασία της Θαλάσσιας Χελώνας
ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece
The protection of sea turtle nesting beaches contributes vastly to the conservation of sea turtle populations.
About 75 km of beaches with an average of 2,600 loggerhead nests are monitored through our actions on Zakynthos, Crete and the Peloponnese, each year. Our field teams direct their efforts on the beaches so that adult females can make their nests undisturbed, nests remain safe during incubation and hatchlings emerge and reach the sea unobstructed.
The annual reproductive success is influenced by extreme weather conditions, possible coastal erosion, predation from wild animals and human activities.
New breeding grounds of another 75 km of coastline were surveyed in the Peloponnese (in Kotychi, northern Kyparissiakos Bay, Evrotas river delta) in 2017, through the Life- Euroturtles project.