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How was the Sea Turtle Festivities this year?

How was the Sea Turtle Festivities this year?

Last Sunday, the 19th of May, the volunteers who take care of the turtles welcomed about 500 people in the Rescue Center and guided them providing information about these magnificent marine creatures.

Photographing sea turtles for 12 years

Photographing sea turtles for 12 years

It all started in 2007, when Kostas Papafitsoros, now well known for his unique sea turtle pictures, saw a poster announcing ARCHELON’s conservation projects on the Athens metro and joined as volunteer.
Since then, he has been joining our projects every year, and his interest in sea turtle conservation brought him to photography and to research...

Visiting the sea turtle nesting beaches of Crete during spring!

Visiting the sea turtle nesting beaches of Crete during spring!

Elementary schools of Chania and Rethymno were informed about sea turtles last week by Odysseas Paxinos, the project officer of Crete and Panagiota Theodorou, ARCHELON’s conservation coordinator. Their spring visit to Crete also included Informative meetings in Chania, Rethymno and Iraklion about the implementation of nesting beach protection measures.

The Rescue Center is expanding

The Rescue Center is expanding

Last year brought significant improvements to the ARCHELON Rescue Center facilities in Glyfada. The pumping installations for the tanks was replaced, additional tanks were supplied and connected, a wooden platform was constructed next to the external tanks and modern surgical equipment was acquired as planned in the LIFE EUROTURTLES project…

Α love story in the Mediterranean Sea

Α love story in the Mediterranean Sea

How does a hatchling feel just before it hatches? What advice will the squid give him on humans?
"Α love story in the Mediterranean Sea", is an illustrated fairy tale created by 17 of ARCHELON's volunteers originating from 5 countries.

A dog trained to sniff for turtle conservation!

A dog trained to sniff for turtle conservation!

We were surprised at ARCHELON, when a collaboration proposal about training a sniffing dog for sea turtle nests reached us from CESTMed- FR and the Center for Conservation Biology of the University of Washington - USA.

Warmest greetings from Ghana, West Africa!

Warmest greetings from Ghana, West Africa!

Bahari Karuna is about "Ocean Compassion" dealing with sea turtle and shark conservation in the Western Region of Ghana, working with communities in order to benefit them and the oceans while securing the survival of species for future generations. Neil Davis, an Archelonosaurus (late Cretaceous) & WILDSEAS Projects Director sent us this short report!

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