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One year LIFE EUROTURTLES

One year LIFE EUROTURTLES

LIFE EUROTURTLES Programme involves 9 Beneficiaries from 6 EU Countries (Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus) in a common effort to protect East Mediterranean Sea turtles. This project is co-sponsored by the EU and the Beneficiaries (ARCHELON, as the only beneficiary from Greece, is providing the same resources to support its implementation) in order to carry out these actions on land and at sea.

Volunteering with ARCHELON

Volunteering with ARCHELON

Thankfully, I can tell you without hesitation that my time in ARCHELON was nothing less than amazing. One of the best decisions of my life! As far as I have seen, many people call it a perspective-changing or even life-changing experience.

EVS in ARCHELON

EVS in ARCHELON

Another summer season has come to its end and EVS program was apparent once again at our projects with two new young volunteers from Sweden.

Fishing and strandings of sea turtles in the Bay of Kyparissia

Fishing and strandings of sea turtles in the Bay of Kyparissia

Specifically for the summer period of 2017, from early May to early October, four incidents of dead turtles strandings have been recorded, in which the causes of death are connected to specific fishing activities, from fishing nets entangled on fins to longline hooks stabbed on the turtles’ bodies.

Environmental education through lifelong learning at Amorgos Yperia Convention

 Environmental education through lifelong learning at Amorgos Yperia Convention

On 26th - 29th October 2017, ARCHELON was present at the 15th International Convention on Tourism and Culture of Amorgos and the 8th Amorgos Film Festival at Amorgos Island. More than 100 attendants of all kinds of backgrounds, important film producers from 23 countries worldwide, journalists, students and representatives of cultural institutes were present.

Our farewell to Pavlos

Our farewell to Pavlos

Limnos island will be the final resting place of Pavlos Tsaros, who left us so suddenly. The memorial ceremony will be held on Saturday, 16 September at 12:00pm at the church of Agios Dimitrios in the village Kontia, Limnos.

He is not with us anymore...

He is not with us anymore...

One of the most capable and beloved “turtlers” is not among us anymore. The family of ARCHELON is mourning for the loss of Pavlos Tsaros, a great friend who pasted away suddenly yesterday.

Cause of death…propeller!

Cause of death…propeller!

On Friday, July 14, ARCHELON was informed by the National Marine Park of Zakynthos about the existence of an injured Caretta caretta turtle, which was floating in the port of the island.

EVS in ARCHELON

EVS in ARCHELON

EVS Program continues to offer ARCHELON the chance to host volunteers from other European Countries for 2017. This year another 3 volunteers have been able to meet new people and volunteers from all over the world with different cultural backgrounds and share the common experience of ARCHELON. ACHELON is the place to be for gaining a lot of friends, participating in a project for a good cause as well as feeling like a second home. Please see below their thoughts about how they combined living in a foreign country as EVS Volunteers and how ARCHELON affected their lives.

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