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Sea turtles are still in danger in Laganas bay, Zakynthos

Sea turtles are still in danger in Laganas bay, Zakynthos

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.
 

On the beach with the Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, for a taste of freedom

On the beach with the Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, for a taste of freedom

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.
 

The loggerhead sea turtles are back to the beaches of Crete to nest

The loggerhead sea turtles are back to the beaches of Crete to nest

The first nest was recorded in Messara bay on May 25. In the meantime, the researchers of ARCHELON have already located and protected 28 nests in the beaches of Rethymno, 24 nests in Chania and 21 in Messara.
However, an unusual incident happened which really took us by surprise! Read more...

WORLD SEA TURTLE DAY

WORLD SEA TURTLE DAY

Did the pandemic's experience bring people closer to the sufferings of wildlife. This is happening at the Sea Turtle Rescue Center of ARCHELON in Glyfada, Attica.

We unite our voices for the protection of the natural environment

We unite our voices for the protection of the natural environment

World Environment Day, June 5th, 2021
Τhirty-one (31) organizations and bodies for the protection of the natural environment in Greece unite our voice with people around the world who call for action before it is too late, and express our deep concern about what is happening in our country. Read more...

A sad record: over 700 dead sea turtles in 2020

A sad record: over 700 dead sea turtles in 2020

ARCHELON calls for more awareness as this number is the highest since the establishment of the Stranding Network in 1992. Accidental catches in fishing gear and swallowing plastic waste are the main threats at sea.

Lockdown measures eased the egg-laying of sea turtles in Greece but didn’t cause the observed increase of their nests

Lockdown measures eased the egg-laying of sea turtles in Greece but didn’t cause the observed increase of their nests

ARCHELON has been receiving enquiries from international organizations and nature documentary producers as early as April this year. The last two days many friends, researchers and journalists from Greece and abroad have been asking us about a possible relationship between the lockdown in Greece and the reproduction of loggerhead sea turtles in Greek nesting beaches. Here are the answers to their 4 most frequently asked questions, based on scientific evidence and data that ARCHELON has been collecting without fail since 1984.

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