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More than 700 sea turtles were found stranded on Greek shores in 2020

More than 700 sea turtles were found stranded on Greek shores in 2020

The update of the sea turtle stranding database of ARCHELON has just been completed with the 700 reports of dead animals stranded in 2020. The local Coast Guards are responsible for the official recording of strandings in Greece, as well as for the notification of the Municipal Authority that takes care of their sanitary disposal.

Sea Turtles stranding on Greek coasts: The most important causes

Sea Turtles stranding on Greek coasts: The most important causes

Sights of dead sea turtles from many spots of coastal Greece are often published in the media. Apart from cases of intentional injury by humans that are more obvious and usually isolated, the main question of public concern is whether sea turtle deaths are related to natural causes or anthropogenic activities.

We still need you by our side

We still need you by our side

We managed to get through last year, and we are still holding on! You were there with us on this difficult course due to the pandemic, and we always want you by our side!

The ARCHELON Over & Above Awards for 2020

The ARCHELON Over & Above Awards for 2020

This year's double online event (in Greek and English separately) hosted the presentation of the results of the projects of last year and ended with recognizing that the physical presence of researchers / volunteers was the most valuable and hard-to-find asset in 2020.

A tech-jewel from reused materials

A tech-jewel from reused materials

Sooner or later all the electronic and electric devices we are using will be discarded due to early replacement or defects. That is a large volume of waste which poses environmental risks due to hazardous substances. Is art a solution?

THE MOST SPECIAL PRESENTS

THE MOST SPECIAL PRESENTS

This year's festivities will be unforgettable for many reasons. Let us add to them at least one reason that will fill us with joy every time we think of it: an adoption at ARCHELON. An original present with special value and strong symbolism.

ARCHELON’s volunteering projects for 2021

ARCHELON’s volunteering projects for 2021

Applications for participation of volunteers and field leaders for the projects in 2021 are now accepted! Despite the adversity we are experiencing, we are determined to continue with ARCHELON’s projects in the best possible way in the New Year! We need enthusiastic volunteers to record and protect sea turtles, their nests, and turtles on nesting beaches, and to continue rescuing and treating injured or sick turtles at the Rescue Center.

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