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The Lakonikos project was successfully completed

The Lakonikos project was successfully completed

The nests on the five loggerhead sea turtle nesting beaches in Lakonikos bay hatched and the ARCHELON Information Station in Mavrovouni has closed for the winter. How many nests did the volunteers record and what were the environmental challenges on these beaches? See more...

The Conference in Morocco through the eyes of Anna Margaritouli

The Conference in Morocco through the eyes of Anna Margaritouli

‘In the end, despite the inconvenience of the trip (13 hours on the way and 16 on the way back), I think it was worth it. As for the conclusions of the Conference... I feel that the work that has been done on sea turtles globally is so multi-faceted, well-documented and organized that it is disproportionate and unfair to the other animals!” See more…

Greece will host the next Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles

Greece will host the next Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles

The 7th Mediterranean Marine Turtle Conference in Tetouan, Morocco wrapped up its work having brought together people across countries, disciplines and cultures, who share the common goal of conserving sea turtles and their habitats. During the last session our own Aliki Panagopoulou, was elected President of the next conference! Read more…

Last nest excavation in Kyparissia Bay

Last nest excavation in Kyparissia Bay

The ARCHELON project in Kyparissia was successfully completed for the 2022 nesting season. After recording and protecting thousands of nests, the team performed their last nest excavation. Read more…

The Rescue Centre is again filled with smiling students and teachers!

The Rescue Centre is again filled with smiling students and teachers!

September marks the start of the new school year, and with it, the start of our educational activities at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre in Glyfada. With over 30 years of experience in the field of environmental education, ARCHELON is opening its doors and offering a unique experience with sea turtles in the foreground.

Wanted: Photos for ARCHELON’s 2023 Calendar!

Wanted: Photos for ARCHELON’s 2023 Calendar!

Calling all photographers amongst our volunteers, supporters, members and collaborators! ARCHELON is looking for talented photographers (amateur or professional) for the 2023 ARCHELON Calendar Contest! The 3 themes of the contest will be sea turtles, beaches and people engaged in ARCHELON activities. Read more...

A local group protects loggerhead sea turtle nests in Sitia, southeastern Crete

A local group protects loggerhead sea turtle nests in Sitia, southeastern Crete

Almost every summer, a few loggerhead nests are laid in beaches of southeastern Crete, in the province of Sitia. In order to ensure their protection, ARCHELON has been collaborating with the local group of volunteers since 2009. Last week, on the 16th of August, we have jointly organized the public excavation of the first nest that had completed its cycle at Karavopetra beach. The great news is that sea turtle nest protection by the local community was exemplary. Read more….

Fraport Greece and Air France support the ARCHELON initiative in Zakynthos

Fraport Greece and Air France support the ARCHELON initiative in Zakynthos

A plan for sponsoring 6 additional volunteers who will join the existing team of researchers and volunteers of the ARCHELON project on Zakynthos for the next 2-3 months and enhance the public awareness activities in Laganas bay was agreed last week as part of the Sustainability Initiative of Fraport Greece/ Air France. Read more…

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