The ALKYONI Aegean Wild life Hospital in Paros hosted the second meeting of organisations rescuing wild animals in Greece on 28 and 29 of September. ARCHELON’s team was a co-organiser and reports on what was discussed. Read more..
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.
On the first weekend of July, two sea turtles were found fatally hit by a propeller in the bay of Laganas, Zakynthos. The ARCHELON team that records the reproductive activity of loggerhead sea turtles in Zakynthos for the 38th year despite the pandemic, was notified and recorded the necessary data in collaboration with the National Marine Park of Zakynthos Management Body.
A special guest in the moving moments of this double release was the Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy Mr. George Amyras, who helped transport the turtles to the sea together with the experienced team of the Rescue Centre. Also present, were the President of ARCHELON Mr. Thomas Arapis, as well as staff members, volunteers and members of the Board of the organization.