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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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