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I saw a sea turtle and shared it on eTurtle!


In a recently published review about sea turtles in the Mediterranean, it was acknowledged that significant gaps still exist on several topics, especially for certain areas (e.g. south-eastern Mediterranean). These gaps are particularly marked for the green turtle.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA TURTLES: their fate depends on the continuation of ongoing conservation measures


A review of all available information for the two sea turtles breeding in the Mediterranean In (loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta and green turtle Chelonia mydas) was published recently. Three members of ARCHELON, D. Margaritoulis, A.Panagopoulou and A.F. Rees, participated in this work, presenting the most significant data that are collected in ARCHELON projects every year.

Dim the lights for baby turtles


The first tracks of hatchlings have already appeared on the nesting beaches of Kyparissiakos, Rethymno, Chania, Gytheio, Zakynthos and it seems most of them were successful in reaching the sea.

In Sekania the first loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings in the National Marine Park of Zakynthos this year


The Management Agency of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos and ARCHELON- The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece are excited to announce that the first hatched nest for this year was found on Sunday, 15 July 2018 in Sekania beach.


Our Accounts for 2017

  • The core team that contributed to ARCHELON’s work in 2017 comprised 30 people. Of these, 15 people offered pro bono services as members elected on the Board of Directors or participated in the Scientific and other Committees, and further 15 were staff members. A network of 44 part time volunteers, residents of Athens, supported the Rescue Centre regularly throughout the year.
  • ARCHELON’s projects attracted and trained 589 volunteers for the Field Research Stations and the Rescue Centre, including 25 field leaders. Volunteers came mostly from Europe and 14% from Greece.
  • More Ambassadors were added to ARCHELON’s network: 24 new Ambassadors were selected from the 2017 projects to support volunteer recruitment in 2018.
  • There was an increase in the number of internships; 89 students from Universities abroad and 4 students from Greek Universities.
  • There was a significant number of families with children and short term volunteers; in total 414 people from both categories participated in our field projects 2017.

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ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece