The following impressive migration story has been revealed to Dimitris Margaritoulis and Alan Rees through a combination of a satellite transmitter and flipper tags.
It all started in 2007, when Kostas Papafitsoros, now well known for his unique sea turtle pictures, saw a poster announcing ARCHELON’s conservation projects on the Athens metro and joined as volunteer.
Since then, he has been joining our projects every year, and his interest in sea turtle conservation brought him to photography and to research...
Elementary schools of Chania and Rethymno were informed about sea turtles last week by Odysseas Paxinos, the project officer of Crete and Panagiota Theodorou, ARCHELON’s conservation coordinator. Their spring visit to Crete also included Informative meetings in Chania, Rethymno and Iraklion about the implementation of nesting beach protection measures.
Hundreds of people- mostly of young age- from many countries, participate every year in the protection of sea turtles in Greece. What is it, that keeps them interested?