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ARCHELON participates in Civil Society - Joint Declaration of 287 Volunteer Organizations in Greece


It has been 13 years since 17 organizations, including ARCHELON, signed the "Accountability Charter of Non-Governmental Organizations" until today when we co-signed the Joint Declaration of 287 Civil Society Organizations on the draft law of the Ministry of Interior. See more

At the HELECOS 10 Conference: ARCHELON presented the trends in numbers of loggerhead nests in the wider Romanos area of ​​Messinia


An increasing trend in the number of nests was observed in the period 2011-2020. Interestingly, the possibility of a higher number of male hatchlings was also suggested, and that is of great value in this period of general temperature rise on the beaches. See more…

The protection of the loggerhead sea turtle nesting in Thines Kyparissias in 2021


Thines Kyparissias (the Kyparissia sand dunes) is the Natura 2000 site with the highest number of loggerhead nests in Greece. The dedicated volunteers and field leaders, who carried out the monitoring and protection of the nests in this area, as well as in the rest of Kyparissia Bay, deserve a big thank you. Learn more about the ARCHELON report concerning the summer of 2021.

The 2021 Zakynthos report


The report contains the preliminary number of nests, the conservation efforts and the observed short term and long term threats during the sea turtle nesting season of 2021 in Laganas Bay. A big thank you to the many dedicated volunteers and field leaders who made the monitoring and public awareness activities possible for one more year. Read more...


Our Accounts for 2020

Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, the core activities of ARCHELON were successfully completed. Travel restrictions and the need to comply with the measures against the spread of COVID19, had as a consequence the cancellation of thousands of educational visits / tours to the Rescue Center in Glyfada and the cancellation of participation for about 80% of volunteers from abroad in all projects.

At the ARCHELON Rescue Centre, we took care of 52 sea turtles, most of them loggerheads and a few green turtles. Fortunately the Centre managed to operate throughout the year, receiving injured or sick sea turtles.

This was the year of the loggerhead nesting! We recorded 7.600 nests on 73.8 km of nesting beaches that were surveyed daily in Zakynthos, Kyparissia bay, Crete and southern Peloponnese. Monitoring and protection of loggerhead nesting started with small teams of researchers/volunteers, which were later enforced with more people.


ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece