Our News

The annual report for the «Thines Kyparissias» area

31/10/2019

Upon completion of the ARCHELON program for 2019 in the Kyparissia Bay, the annual report for the region is now published.
 

The protection of the Loggerhead Sea turtles in Laganas Bay, Zakynthos, Greece during 2019

31/10/2019

This short report, submitted to the European Commission, the Standing Committee of Bern Convention and the Ministry of Environment and Energy presents the main events in the efforts to protect the Loggerhead Sea Turtles in the National Marine Park of Zakynthos.
 

Would you care to be one of our field leaders in 2020?

22/10/2019

ARCHELON has published the call for field leaders for 2020 and the application deadline is 30 November. “We understand that many of the people interested to become field leaders and spend from 3 to 6 months on the beaches, need to plan early” says Reggina Stefanatou, the Project Coordinator of ARCHELON, who is responsible for their selection.
 

P100 – Planet Technopolis hosted environmental activities

04/10/2019

A dedicated team of ARCHELON volunteers participated in the children's festival P100-Planet Technopolis with great success! Meanwhile, ARCHELON's educational programs for the new school year have already begun at the Rescue Centre.
 

 

Our Accounts for 2018

More than 650 people contributed

  • About 510 full-time volunteers participated in conservation actions on the field and 25 of them took up duties of field leaders. About 14% of these volunteers came from Greece.
  • About 114 volunteers supported the operations of the Rescue network, the care and rehabilitation of injured and sick turtles and environmental awareness at the Rescue center throughout the year. Out of these, 50 were part time volunteers resident s of Athens greater area and 64 were full time volunteers from different countries.
  • The selection and training of field leaders and the rest of the volunteers in sea turtle monitoring, conservation, rescue, care and rehabilitation, communication and fund raising has been a year round activity of ARCHELON. More than 70 internships from 25 educational institutions were accepted in the 2018 projects.
  • Administration, management and coordination duties were performed by 15 members of staff, while about 15 people - ARCHELON members- offered their expertise and voluntary services as members of the Board of Directors, the different Committees and Working groups.

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ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece