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500 nests of the Caretta caretta sea turtles in Zakynthos!

500 nests of the Caretta caretta sea turtles in Zakynthos!

ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Society of Greece, is delighted to announce that nest numbers have reached 500 on the island of Zakynthos. This period is considered the most important for the reproduction of the species as it records the highest levels of spawning.

Our LIFE EUROTURTLES project: «Love is the goal. LIFE is the journey»

Our LIFE EUROTURTLES project: «Love is the goal. LIFE is the journey»

The project has already begun since September 2016. It is a European LIFE project, in which ARCHELON is one of the main Beneficiaries and represents Greece. Altogether 9 beneficiaries from 6 countries (Greece, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Cyprus) are participating jointly to protect nests in nesting areas using new technologies

Volunteers are the motivating force of ARCHELONʼs work and achievements

Volunteers are the motivating force of ARCHELONʼs work and achievements

From the first day of its foundation, ARCHELON welcomes volunteers from all over the world. People of different ages, interests, nationalities and habits. The volunteers are those who compose the nature of ARCHELON over thirty-four years now and they are the motivating force of its actions and its heritage.

ARCHELON's summer field programs have begun!

ARCHELON's summer field programs have begun!

Each year, ARCHELON's summer field programs commence, following the completion of the Field Leaders Training Seminar, who are ready for action, traveling to Caretta caretta sea turtle’s most important reproductive habitats of our country for the purpose of studying and protecting them.

Workshop in Rethymno for sea turtles

Workshop in Rethymno for sea turtles

In view of the forthcoming nesting in just one month, the ARCHELON Association travelled to Crete with the aim of recalling compliance with management measures for the conservation of the sea turtle and its breeding habitats, as well as informing the local authorities of Crete about the transnational European program LIFE EUROTURTLES.

ARCHELON in a colorful action in the center of Athens

ARCHELON in a colorful action in the center of Athens

Thousands of civilians raised their voice at the Break Free event and walked together, claiming a peaceful, safe and dignified future for the planet. With flags, banners and by forming a peace sign with their bodies, with the Acropolis in the background, they sent a sonorous message against climate change, injustice and inequality by creating a powerful, peaceful and determined wave of change.

Wishes of Hope at ARCHELONʼs Program Presentation Event on 14/2/17

Wishes of Hope at ARCHELONʼs Program Presentation Event on 14/2/17

For most people, Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers, but for the people of ARCHELON, it’s a day dedicated to the love for sea turtles and our work to protect them. It is also a day to acknowledge and reward the volunteers who contribute their efforts to achieving our goals, both in the field and in the Rescue Centre.

Lakonikos project is going to thrill South Carolina

Lakonikos project is going to thrill South Carolina

Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is hosting ARCHELON in its International Internship/Study Abroad Expo today on Tuesday February 7, 2017 between 10am-2pm. ARCHELON thanks to Taylor is presenting our volunteer opportunities to students of CCU seeking international experiences.

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