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Loggerhead hatchlings have made their appearance on Greek nesting beaches!

Loggerhead hatchlings have made their appearance on Greek nesting beaches!

We first received the joyful news from ARCHELON volunteers in both Laganas bay, Zakynthos and Kyparissia bay on the 18th of July. Then, on the 24th of July, the Messara bay project reported the first hatchlings on Crete. Two days later, on the 26th of July there were traces of hatchlings on Mavrovouni beach, Lakonikos bay in south Peloponnese. There are daily counts of hatchlings in most projects by now and we are escalating our efforts to minimize their disorientation due to artificial lights on the beaches.

Actions that can make a difference for sea turtles in the Mediterranean

Actions that can make a difference for sea turtles in the Mediterranean

Last May saw the completion of the LIFE EUROTURTLES project, which was implemented in 6 countries of the European Union (Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Slovenia) by 9 participating organizations, including ARCHELON. More than 7 million EU citizens were informed about the actions and goals of the project. See more…

Become an ARCHELON volunteer for the summer of 2022

Become an ARCHELON volunteer for the summer of 2022

There are still vacancies for volunteers in this year's projects. See the 7 sites where you can monitor and protect sea turtle nests as well as participate in public awareness activities. Learn about the Sea Turtle Rescue Center in Glyfada, Attica, where you can help treat injured turtles and carry out environmental education and public awareness activities.

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...

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