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EVS in ARCHELON

EVS in ARCHELON

European Voluntary Service celebrates its 20 years for 2016 and continues to offer organizations and volunteers unique experiences.
This case is also ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Society of Greece, which hosts currently some bright young EVS volunteers from all over EU. They get to offer their valuable assistance in protecting the nesting activity at Rethymno project and in rescuing injured sea turtles at ARCHELON’s Sea Turtle Rescue Centre.
So, let us see what Natalia, Andrea and Tina have to say about their volunteering at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and Isaak and Chiara about their time at Rethymno project.

«Achilles» from Agios Sostis

«Achilles» from Agios Sostis

The resident turtle population of Zakynthos is a great asset to the area from which, we can learn a lot scientifically and they are also an important source of income for the turtle spotting industry, especially at the end of the nesting season, when female turtles are gone.

Protecting the sea turtles of Koroni once more

Protecting the sea turtles of Koroni once more

During the first morning survey on the 7th of June, the first nests of Caretta caretta were identified in Zaga-Memi beach by the volunteers, who applied protective measures around the nest in order to protect it from potential predators (e.g. dogs) and because of its proximity to an area of organised touristic uses (umbrellas, sunbeds).

Why become a member of the Rescue Network?

Why become a member of the Rescue Network?

Only in 2016, in the Sea Turtle Rescue Center we have received 20 injured turtles from various areas of Greece. The National ARCHELON Rescue Network, which is staffed by ordinary citizens, Port staff, veterinarians, etc, undertakes the rescue of injured sea turtles. For their education “Rescue Volunteer” seminars are held every year.

A letter to the volunteers

A letter to the volunteers

“Thank you” is not enough for all those people who work with ARCHELON. It is not enough even for people who support it through donations and any kind of volunteering. It is not enough for those who give their heart for this rare species making a favor in this country and on this island to visit each year and make people from around the world to gather on an island to protect its hatchlings.

First nest of the Sea Turtles of Crete today, the World Turtle Day

First nest of the Sea Turtles of Crete today, the World Turtle Day

The first mating information regarding this seasons Caretta Caretta sea turtles originated from a hotel near the beach in Skaleta, Rethymno—which gave us the greatest interest in the project. A few days later, the first turtle track we found proved that they inhabited the island and are waiting for the best conditions to create a nest and lay their eggs. The beginning of the season has officially started with the exciting and anticipated discovery of the first nest in Adele, Crete on 23 May, 2016-the world Turtle Day—which is a cause for celebration amongst locals, tourists, and ARCHELON volunteers.
 

Safe environment for the refugees, better life for all

Safe environment for the refugees, better life for all

The undersigned environmental organisations care for the commons. In our work for the protection of the environment, humanity always features at the centre. In the midst of the humanitarian crisis happening now in Greece, we cannot be passive observers of the dramatic situation of tens of thousands of uprooted women,
men and children who are stranded and desperate all around our country.

Participation of ARCHELON in the public consultation of the draft Presidential Decree for Kyparissia Bay, west Peloponnese

Participation of ARCHELON in the public consultation of the draft Presidential Decree for Kyparissia Bay, west Peloponnese

For the period from February 26 until March 15 the Ministry of Environment released for public consultation the revised draft Presidential Decree for Kyparissia Bay in west Peloponnese. The environmental organizations ARCHELON, WWF Hellas and MEDASSET in the context of the consultation submitted to the Ministry their detailed comments, aiming the achievement of favorable conservation status of the habitat.

ARCHELON in the 36th annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation

ARCHELON in the 36th annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation

Every year the International Symposium has a special theme. This year it was dedicated to the "crossroads" for two reasons: firstly because Peru is a major migration and foraging area for five different species of sea turtles and also to remind us that this was the 1st International Sea Turtle Symposium held in Latin America!

EVS in ARCHELON

EVS in ARCHELON

ARCHELON continues one more year the EVS programme. This time hosts a great young man from France who started his placement in September 2016. Thanks to ERASMUS+ programme we got the chance to have Antoine with us and help us all these months with the protection of sea turtles. Here is what he says about the EVS and about ARCHELON.

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