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The ARCHELON Over and Above awards for 2021

The ARCHELON Over and Above awards for 2021

On February 23 we organized two online events, one in Greek and one in English, where the results of the 2021 projects were presented. At the end of both events, we heard the names of people who gave significant help, a bit more that what was expected of them. These are the ARCHELON Over and Above awards for 2021.

Sea turtles are still in danger in Laganas bay, Zakynthos

Sea turtles are still in danger in Laganas bay, Zakynthos

On the first weekend of July, two sea turtles were found fatally hit by a propeller in the bay of Laganas, Zakynthos. The ARCHELON team that records the reproductive activity of loggerhead sea turtles in Zakynthos for the 38th year despite the pandemic, was notified and recorded the necessary data in collaboration with the National Marine Park of Zakynthos Management Body.
 

On the beach with the Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, for a taste of freedom

On the beach with the Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, for a taste of freedom

A special guest in the moving moments of this double release was the Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy Mr. George Amyras, who helped transport the turtles to the sea together with the experienced team of the Rescue Centre. Also present, were the President of ARCHELON Mr. Thomas Arapis, as well as staff members, volunteers and members of the Board of the organization.
 

The loggerhead sea turtles are back to the beaches of Crete to nest

The loggerhead sea turtles are back to the beaches of Crete to nest

The first nest was recorded in Messara bay on May 25. In the meantime, the researchers of ARCHELON have already located and protected 28 nests in the beaches of Rethymno, 24 nests in Chania and 21 in Messara.
However, an unusual incident happened which really took us by surprise! Read more...

WORLD SEA TURTLE DAY

WORLD SEA TURTLE DAY

Did the pandemic's experience bring people closer to the sufferings of wildlife. This is happening at the Sea Turtle Rescue Center of ARCHELON in Glyfada, Attica.

We unite our voices for the protection of the natural environment

We unite our voices for the protection of the natural environment

World Environment Day, June 5th, 2021
Τhirty-one (31) organizations and bodies for the protection of the natural environment in Greece unite our voice with people around the world who call for action before it is too late, and express our deep concern about what is happening in our country. Read more...

A sad record: over 700 dead sea turtles in 2020

A sad record: over 700 dead sea turtles in 2020

ARCHELON calls for more awareness as this number is the highest since the establishment of the Stranding Network in 1992. Accidental catches in fishing gear and swallowing plastic waste are the main threats at sea.

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