Our News

Fraport Greece and Air France support the ARCHELON initiative in Zakynthos

05/08/2022

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…

Loggerhead hatchlings have made their appearance on Greek nesting beaches!

04/08/2022

We first received the joyful news from ARCHELON volunteers in both Laganas bay, Zakynthos and Kyparissia bay on the 18th of July. Then, on the 24th of July, the Messara bay project reported the first hatchlings on Crete. Two days later, on the 26th of July there were traces of hatchlings on Mavrovouni beach, Lakonikos bay in south Peloponnese. There are daily counts of hatchlings in most projects by now and we are escalating our efforts to minimize their disorientation due to artificial lights on the beaches.

All the people that work at the Rescue Centre live for their work and they all have the sea turtles deep in their hearts

01/08/2022

Tessy describes her experience at ARCHELON.
I applied because I’m very passionate about species and environmental protection. Marine animals always fascinated me. They have something truly magical on them.

Volunteering at ARCHELON as part of the European Solidarity Corps: «The most rewarding experience» - «Τhe perfect mission»!

13/07/2022

Lara and Juliette, describe their volunteering experience at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and make us proud of having such passionate, hard-working and capable people on our team! Girls, thank you for offering so much. You are more than welcome to come again…

 

Our Accounts for 2021

Despite last year’s uncertainties, we completed all actions which had been planned, and a bit more, thanks to the help of many people and organizations.

The ARCHELON Rescue Centre in Glyfada continued to receive and treat sea turtles throughout the year. There were 58 new arrivals of injured or sick turtles, most of them loggerheads and a few green turtles, and 34 recovered turtles returned to sea.

Live online tours of the Rescue Centre became a reality for 178 school units from all over Greece. After the lockdown was withdrawn, we welcomed 75 school units from Attica in the Environmental Education Program of the Rescue Centre.

Volunteers at the loggerhead nesting beaches recorded and protected approximately 7,200 nests in a total of 137 km that were surveyed daily on Zakynthos, the Peloponnese and Crete.

2021 was the year that citizen participation in the recording of sporadic nests and sea turtles throughout coastal Greece increased significantly.

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ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece