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Want to learn how sea turtles did in 2020?

19/02/2021

ARCHELON invites you to an online event, where last years’ results of the rescue and conservation projects for sea turtles will be presented. Register for Thursday 25/2, now!

Α long- distance voyage on the back of a sea turtle

20/01/2021

The satellite transmitter placed by ARCHELON on the carapace of a loggerhead sea turtle has been broadcasting for 20 months now.

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

Tourist and sea turtle interactions at sea need to be better regulated in the National Marine Park.

 

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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