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…..
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.
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...