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A mini retreat- visit to an organic vineyard and farm

21/10/2021

This summer was another period of intensive effort, which brought the monitoring of the nesting of the loggerhead sea turtles in Greece to 38 consecutive years. We gathered together to celebrate the successful completion of the field projects of ARCHELON for 2021 at Kokotos estate in Attica.
 

«A strange day»: the film made by youngsters for the protection of sea turtles at the ARCHELON Rescue Center

08/10/2021

Due to a happy circumstance, #turtlechallenge3 with the idea of a video for the Recsue Centre was realized! Screenwriters, actors, sound engineers, cameramen and assistant directors of the film were the youngsters of the 3rd High School of Argyroupolis themselves. See more

Kostas Bouyouris – A eulogy to one of the strongest “turtlers” of ARCHELON

07/10/2021

The news that Kostas Bouyouris passed away unexpectedly, at the age of 56, brought great sadness to all those who knew him as a member of ARCHELON. Memories from the first years of our common path, when he was still studying agriculture, started flowing effortlessly.

21 stories/ideas for video scripts from the ARCHELON #turtlechallenge3!

27/09/2021

We received 21 stories, but the selection of the most suitable idea for a video script was impossible, because we liked them all. We hope you enjoy the stories in the online issue "Adventure at the Rescue Center" as much as we did!

 

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.

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ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece