More than 27,000 visitors responded to the activities organised for the conservation of sea turtles and Fraport Greece in collaboration with Air France supported the participation of volunteers for this purpose. Learn more...
ΑΡΧΕΛΩΝ Σύλλογος για την Προστασία της Θαλάσσιας Χελώνας
ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece
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.
Last May saw the completion of the LIFE EUROTURTLES project, which was implemented in 6 countries of the European Union (Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Slovenia) by 9 participating organizations, including ARCHELON. More than 7 million EU citizens were informed about the actions and goals of the project. See more…
There are still vacancies for volunteers in this year's projects. See the 7 sites where you can monitor and protect sea turtle nests as well as participate in public awareness activities. Learn about the Sea Turtle Rescue Center in Glyfada, Attica, where you can help treat injured turtles and carry out environmental education and public awareness activities.
On February 23 we organized two online events, one in Greek and one in English, where the results of the 2021 projects were presented. At the end of both events, we heard the names of people who gave significant help, a bit more that what was expected of them. These are the ARCHELON Over and Above awards for 2021.