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Actions that can make a difference for sea turtles in the Mediterranean

30/06/2022

Last May saw the completion of the LIFE EUROTURTLES project, which was implemented in 6 countries of the European Union (Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Slovenia) by 9 participating organizations, including ARCHELON. More than 7 million EU citizens were informed about the actions and goals of the project. See more…

Become an ARCHELON volunteer for the summer of 2022

26/05/2022

There are still vacancies for volunteers in this year's projects. See the 7 sites where you can monitor and protect sea turtle nests as well as participate in public awareness activities. Learn about the Sea Turtle Rescue Center in Glyfada, Attica, where you can help treat injured turtles and carry out environmental education and public awareness activities.

The creativity of #turtlechallenge4 will accompany the 2022 ARCHELON projects on the sea turtle nesting beaches.

18/05/2022

About 400 school children and their teachers responded to our #turtlechallenge4 with the theme “hatchlings in danger”. The material they submitted will be used for communication purposes this coming nesting season. See more…..

First oiled sea turtle response training presented in Greece

06/05/2022

April marked the first ever EUROWA training workshop on oiled sea turtle response, which was held in Glyfada, Greece. ARCHELON hosted the practical session at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre. See more…

 

Our Accounts for 2021

Despite last year’s uncertainties, we completed all actions which had been planned, and a bit more, thanks to the help of many people and organizations.

The ARCHELON Rescue Centre in Glyfada continued to receive and treat sea turtles throughout the year. There were 58 new arrivals of injured or sick turtles, most of them loggerheads and a few green turtles, and 34 recovered turtles returned to sea.

Live online tours of the Rescue Centre became a reality for 178 school units from all over Greece. After the lockdown was withdrawn, we welcomed 75 school units from Attica in the Environmental Education Program of the Rescue Centre.

Volunteers at the loggerhead nesting beaches recorded and protected approximately 7,200 nests in a total of 137 km that were surveyed daily on Zakynthos, the Peloponnese and Crete.

2021 was the year that citizen participation in the recording of sporadic nests and sea turtles throughout coastal Greece increased significantly.

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ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece