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EVS VOLUNTEERING AT THE SEA TURTLE RESCUE CENTER

EVS VOLUNTEERING AT THE SEA TURTLE RESCUE CENTER

This year again the Sea Turtle Rescue Center had hosted EVS volunteers who are great support to the rehabilitation of injured sea turtles. Johnsen Markus, a volunteer from Sweden, has spent almost 5 months in Greece in the context of EVS programme and wanted to share his, up to now, experience with us. Thus below you can find his answers to some questions about his participation.

The execrable death of a Caretta Caretta sea turtle in Kissamos village, Chania

The execrable death of a Caretta Caretta sea turtle in Kissamos village, Chania

A dead sea turtle lying on the beach with the harpoon of a spear gun on the carapace is the worst impression that can ever be made to the surprised tourists during summer months (dead or injured turtles are being washed up on beaches), who often wonder how it is possible that there is such brutality, impunity and lack of education in a country of democracy and culture.

"Evelin Divers" and "ARCHELON": together we can do more!

Collaboration is a very beautiful thing. Let alone when it is genuine, selfless and arises from actual sensitivity for the sea, marine life and thus the man. The Diving School "Εvelin Divers" supports ARCHELONʼs field project in Rethymno and not only, with many and varied actions.

Trip to Sounio-Lavrion

Trip to Sounio-Lavrion

On Saturday 31st May a group of ARCHELONʼs volunteers went to Cape Sounio to the temple of Poseidon and to the ancient theatre of Thoriko in Lavrion. We would really like to thank our tour guide Dimitra Potsika for giving us free tour in all these places.

2014 World Turtle Day Event at the ARCHELON Rescue Centre in Glyfada

2014 World Turtle Day Event at the ARCHELON Rescue Centre in Glyfada

When the front gate of the Rescue Centre opened on Sunday, 1 June 2014, at 11.00 am, enthusiastic visitors were already lined up, eager to come in to take part in the annual ARCHELON celebration of World Turtle Day. Every year, the programme offers a variety of different educational arts and crafts activities, exhibitions, and theatrical performances especially designed for children but also enjoyed by adults as well.

International Sea Turtle Symposium 2014

International Sea Turtle Symposium 2014

This year, the symposium took place in the beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States from the 10th and the 17th of April. The theme of this Symposium was "Cultures," in honour of all the cultures that have interacted and continue to interact today with sea turtle populations around the world.

Incapacitating Messara's future

Incapacitating Messara's future

Apart from the documented arbitrariness, deliberate destruction of ecosystems of national importance so as to satisfy petty and electioneering purposes, is a very sad fact. The action of Festos municipality can not be considered to facilitate long-term interests of the local community since it destroys an important nature and potential tourist resource.

Starting a new rehabilitation season!

Starting a new rehabilitation season!

ARCHELON, has been active on the field for 30 years, protection not only the endangered sea turtles but also their environment for the benefit of all. During the same time the ARCHELON Rescue Center has started to expand wherever possible to cope with a large number of injured that will be admitted during the summer. An average of 60 turtles will arrived in our facilities during a single year

Support of maritime transportations for ARCHELON from MINOAN LINES for the programs of South Crete for 2014

Support of maritime transportations for ARCHELON from MINOAN LINES for the programs of South Crete for 2014

Our cooperation with MINOAN LINES had begun some years ago, when the company had proceeded to a 2-year funding of the ARCHELON program in Messara of Heraklion Crete. The Cretan shipping company “MINOAN LINES” continues to provide us with its support with different yet equally important ways. Under its sponsorship program, the company has been offering a discount to our Association since 2011, facilitating the annual transportation of our executives for the ARCHELON program in southern Crete.

ARCHELON members at the Board of the International Sea Turtle Society

ARCHELON members at the Board of the International Sea Turtle Society

ISTS is a worldwide scientific organization in charge of research, management an conservation of marine turtles. The election of ARCHELON members in this international organization reflects the significance that the international scientific community renders to marine turtles in the Mediterranean and in Greece.

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