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The creativity of #turtlechallenge4 will accompany the 2022 ARCHELON projects on the sea turtle nesting beaches.

18/05/2022

About 400 school children and their teachers responded to our #turtlechallenge4 with the theme “hatchlings in danger”. The material they submitted will be used for communication purposes this coming nesting season. See more…..

First oiled sea turtle response training presented in Greece

06/05/2022

April marked the first ever EUROWA training workshop on oiled sea turtle response, which was held in Glyfada, Greece. ARCHELON hosted the practical session at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre. See more…

Among the best nature conservation initiatives in Europe!

05/04/2022

ARCHELON’s long standing Mediterranean loggerhead sea turtle protection project in the Kyparissia Bay Natura 2000 site is among the finalists for the European Commission's prestigious NATURA 2000 Award!  Vote for ARCHELON and help us win the Citizen’s Award!

Field Coordinator for the AMVRAKIKOS Project needed

24/03/2022

ARCHELON is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, organised and target orientated individual to fill the Field Coordinator Position and lead the sea turtle capture-mark-recapture project of Amvrakikos Gulf for the 2022 season. A stipend, accommodation and food are included in the offer. See more...

 

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 After the lockdown was withdrawn, we welcomed 75 school units from Attica in the Environmental Education Program of the Rescue Centre.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