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TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD SEA TURTLE DAY. TURTLES AND HUMANS- CAN WE ALL LIVE TOGETHER?

14/06/2019

This special day, the 16th of June, is dedicated to all sea turtle conservation projects, be it protection of nesting beaches or rescue and rehabilitation in the world! It is exactly on these sites that we see the print of another kind of relationship of society and nature.

Take Me There®: Greece is the new exhibition at the famous Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

10/06/2019

We are happy to announce that a part of the exhibition is dedicated in help for saving the sea turtles and was created in collaboration with ARCHELON!

Eva Horajo Berna continues her sea turtle journey around the world!

03/06/2019

Every time I encounter a sea turtle underwater I recall Zakynthos in 2017, where I was ARCHELON’s monitoring assistant. I enjoyed so much the night surveys on the beaches and going snorkeling to observe these ancient reptiles underwater.

The first loggerhead sea turtle nest for 2019 in Zakynthos!

29/05/2019

The first loggerhead sea turtle nest for 2019 in the National Marine Park of Zakynthos was spotted by the volunteers of ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece on Saturday May 25 on the beach of Gerakas in Laganas bay.

 

Our Accounts for 2018

More than 650 people contributed

  • About 510 full-time volunteers participated in conservation actions on the field and 25 of them took up duties of field leaders. About 14% of these volunteers came from Greece.
  • About 114 volunteers supported the operations of the Rescue network, the care and rehabilitation of injured and sick turtles and environmental awareness at the Rescue center throughout the year. Out of these, 50 were part time volunteers resident s of Athens greater area and 64 were full time volunteers from different countries.
  • The selection and training of field leaders and the rest of the volunteers in sea turtle monitoring, conservation, rescue, care and rehabilitation, communication and fund raising has been a year round activity of ARCHELON. More than 70 internships from 25 educational institutions were accepted in the 2018 projects.
  • Administration, management and coordination duties were performed by 15 members of staff, while about 15 people - ARCHELON members- offered their expertise and voluntary services as members of the Board of Directors, the different Committees and Working groups.

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ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece