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I saw a sea turtle and shared it on eTurtle!

I saw a sea turtle and shared it on eTurtle!

In a recently published review about sea turtles in the Mediterranean, it was acknowledged that significant gaps still exist on several topics, especially for certain areas (e.g. south-eastern Mediterranean). These gaps are particularly marked for the green turtle.

Dim the lights for baby turtles

Dim the lights for baby turtles

The first tracks of hatchlings have already appeared on the nesting beaches of Kyparissiakos, Rethymno, Chania, Gytheio, Zakynthos and it seems most of them were successful in reaching the sea.

The first sea turtle nests hatched in Rethymno, Crete

The first sea turtle nests hatched in Rethymno, Crete

The hatching period for loggerhead nests on Crete made a start from Rethymno this year. ARCHELON’s volunteers found the first tracks of hatchlings successfully entering the sea, in the beach of Adelianos Kampos last Saturday.

First nests of the season also in Koroni!

First nests of the season also in Koroni!

On 8 June the first Caretta caretta, sea turtle nests of Koroni this season were spotted on the beaches of Zaga and Memi with great joy by the ARCHELON volunteers during their morning survey.

Tribute to World Sea Turtle Day, 16 June 2018

Tribute to World Sea Turtle Day, 16 June 2018

Turtles or tourists? We can all live together.
This year, ARCHELON celebrates 35 years of contribution to sea turtle conservation. We hope that sea turtles will safely continue their travels and that, humans and turtles, we can all live together, in the years to come.

Protection of the Kyparassia Gulf in theory and in practice

Protection of the Kyparassia Gulf in theory and in practice

The Management Agency of Kotuchi-Strofilia and Kyparissia Gulf, ARCHELON, MEDASSET and WWF Hellas call for the adoption of measures for the permanent, official protection of the Kyparissia Gulf area after the recent violations which took place there.

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