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Wanted: Photos for ARCHELON’s 2023 Calendar!

Wanted: Photos for ARCHELON’s 2023 Calendar!

Calling all photographers amongst our volunteers, supporters, members and collaborators! ARCHELON is looking for talented photographers (amateur or professional) for the 2023 ARCHELON Calendar Contest! The 3 themes of the contest will be sea turtles, beaches and people engaged in ARCHELON activities. Read more...

A local group protects loggerhead sea turtle nests in Sitia, southeastern Crete

A local group protects loggerhead sea turtle nests in Sitia, southeastern Crete

Almost every summer, a few loggerhead nests are laid in beaches of southeastern Crete, in the province of Sitia. In order to ensure their protection, ARCHELON has been collaborating with the local group of volunteers since 2009. Last week, on the 16th of August, we have jointly organized the public excavation of the first nest that had completed its cycle at Karavopetra beach. The great news is that sea turtle nest protection by the local community was exemplary. Read more….

Fraport Greece and Air France support the ARCHELON initiative in Zakynthos

Fraport Greece and Air France support the ARCHELON initiative in Zakynthos

A plan for sponsoring 6 additional volunteers who will join the existing team of researchers and volunteers of the ARCHELON project on Zakynthos for the next 2-3 months and enhance the public awareness activities in Laganas bay was agreed last week as part of the Sustainability Initiative of Fraport Greece/ Air France. Read more…

Among the best nature conservation initiatives in Europe!

Among the best nature conservation initiatives in Europe!

ARCHELON’s long standing Mediterranean loggerhead sea turtle protection project in the Kyparissia Bay Natura 2000 site is among the finalists for the European Commission's prestigious NATURA 2000 Award!  Vote for ARCHELON and help us win the Citizen’s Award!

Field Coordinator for the AMVRAKIKOS Project needed

Field Coordinator for the AMVRAKIKOS Project needed

ARCHELON is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, organised and target orientated individual to fill the Field Coordinator Position and lead the sea turtle capture-mark-recapture project of Amvrakikos Gulf for the 2022 season. A stipend, accommodation and food are included in the offer. See more...

The questionnaire on sustainable tourism destinations

The questionnaire on sustainable tourism destinations

In the summer of 2021, we invited the volunteers who participated in the ARCHELON projects to rate the areas in which they were located, in terms of the sustainability of tourism. The conclusions were discussed at an online meeting held last December. Learn more…

The nesting sea turtles in south Peloponnese

The nesting sea turtles in south Peloponnese

ARCHELON's activities in south Peloponnese were successfully completed by the volunteers / researchers who participated last summer. A significant number of nests of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) was recorded on the beaches of Messinia Romanos and Zaga Memi, and on the beaches of Lakonikos bay. See more…

The challenge of the nesting sea turtles on Crete

The challenge of the nesting sea turtles on Crete

A big thank you to the field leaders and the volunteers of ARCHELON who brought the projects in Crete to completion, as well as to all those who helped by implementing the measures for the protection of the nesting loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). However, new challenges were added to these from previous years. See more...
 

VOLUNTEER FOR THE SEA TURTLE PROJECTS IN 2022

VOLUNTEER FOR THE SEA TURTLE PROJECTS IN 2022

Have you thought about what you will do in the summer? The voluntary sea turtle field projects of ARCHELON have already been announced. This is a wonderful opportunity to live close to nature and help protect sea turtles. If you already have experience, you can apply for a Field Leader, the deadline is January 10, 2022! See more...

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