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A collaboration with the University of Patras

07/01/2021

Pilot research for the evaluation of our educational activities and presentation of sea turtle conservation projects to students.

Social media posts help shed light on the impacts of “turtle spotting” in Laganas bay, Zakynthos

02/01/2021

The reduction of human disturbances from nesting beaches during 2020 has eased the egg-laying of sea turtles, but who can forget the race for turtles performed by ‘turtle spotting’ boats during the last years in Laganas bay? Tourist and sea turtle interactions at sea need to be better regulated in the National Marine Park.

A tech-jewel from reused materials

21/12/2020

Sooner or later all the electronic and electric devices we are using will be discarded due to early replacement or defects. That is a large volume of waste which poses environmental risks due to hazardous substances. Is art a solution?

THE MOST SPECIAL PRESENTS

14/12/2020

This year's festivities will be unforgettable for many reasons. Let us add to them at least one reason that will fill us with joy every time we think of it: an adoption at ARCHELON. An original present with special value and strong symbolism.

 

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.

The Rescue Center continued to operate with a high sense of responsibility on the part of staff, 30 local volunteers and 35 volunteers from abroad, several of whom extended their stay to assist in taking care of the sea turtles there. By the end of November there have been 33 new admissions of injured or sick turtles to the Centre, 17 releases after successful treatment and 11 deaths.

The monitoring and protection of loggerhead nesting was successfully completed for the 37th consecutive year. The dedicated project teams included 98 volunteers, 11 seasonal associates and 5 staff members. Approximately 6500 nests were recorded in a total of 74 km of nesting beaches in Zakynthos, southern Kyparissia bay, Crete and southern Peloponnese.

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ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece