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International Turtle Day 2016 Celebration at ARCHELON

International Turtle Day 2016 Celebration at ARCHELON

This year’s event surpassed our expectations from all previous years. The response from so many people was impressive. Their good mood, their touching and encouraging comments about ARCHELON’s work were the motivating force for us to continue in this difficult season.

City Contact supports ARCHELON

City Contact supports ARCHELON

City Contact supports us again as a media sponsor by publishing articles about ARCHELON’s Rescue Center in Athens Guide for three consecutive issues and with references in their Helaklion Map and Chania-Rethymno Map about the sea turtle protection programs in Crete.
 
 

"Ariadne" has been released

Setting a wild animal free into its natural habitat, has always been a particularly moving and unique moment for those who took care of it, as well as for all those who participate in an event like this.
The same happened with “Ariadne” when she unwound her thread and was set free by the ARCHELON volunteers, on Friday, June 16th, early in the afternoon, in front of the Grecotel Creta Palace hotel.

The Caretta Caretta sea turtle nesting season started in Crete

The Caretta Caretta sea turtle nesting season started in Crete

The sea turtle is a unique element, a characteristic of Crete that doesnʼt appear in many areas, not only in Greece but also in the Mediterranean.
A rare species facing the threat of extinction visits Crete every year the same season that tourists do.
So, on May 30th this year the first nest was spotted by a local team of volunteers, ISKA, that ARCHELON works with, in Kolympari, Chania.

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