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Turtles die from propellor injuries in Laganas

It’s been reported by ARCHELON, that a female loggerhead turtle was found dead on 01 July in the area of Agios Sostis. The turtle had been hit by a boat propellor and it’s thought this was the reason for its death. On 03 July, another sea turtle was discovered alive …

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Zakynthos:- First Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta-Caretta) nest to start the season recorded.

A great start to the season it seems Zakynthos is showing, in regards to our yearly visitors the famous Caretta-Caretta. For those who do not know what a Caretta-Caretta is, it is none other than the loggerhead sea turtle. Zakynthos has become one of the most important nesting grounds in …

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Zakynthos:- Caretta Caretta nesting beaches see an increase for 2020.

.How did the turtles do on the nesting beaches in 2020? As soon as the pandemic started, ARCHELON decided that the registration and protection of nests on the main nesting beaches of our country was a priority. Despite the difficulties they faced, ARCHELON managed to have a complete picture of …

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Turtles visit shipwreck beach!

Normally at this time of year the famous shipwreck at Navagio is greeting boats of tourists from all over the world. This year we have learned that visitors of a different kind have arrived on the beach. Last week on the 8 June, turtle tracks on the beach were spotted …

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ARCHELON:- Will release a turtle back to its own environment. (VIDEO)

For those who do not know about ARCHELON, ARCHELON runs the Sea Turtle Rescue Center in Glyfada Attikis. In addition it also has 8 other Sea Turtle Conservation Projects on Zakynthos, Kyparissia Bay, Crete (Rethymno,Chania, Messara Bay), Lakonikos Bay, Koroni, Amvrakikos with the support of volunteers. Primary object. The primary …

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ARCHELON Volunteers attacked within the National Marine Park Zakynthos

According to sources attacks within the Marine Park of Zakynthos against ARCHELON volunteers have recently been reported. Apparently, the ARCHELON volunteers were doing their normal rounds. That includes making sure that the protected nesting area is operating as stated by the law! It seems that some businesses do not agree …

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Farewell Hercules

Further to a press announcement from ARCHELON we are sad to report that the loggerhead turtle Hercules has died from injuries he sustained in July. On 25 July 2019, tourists witnessed a turtle being hit by a boat. After investigations, the Marine Park Zakynthos and ARCHELON discovered that a turtle …

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Mission “Save Hercules”, Lagana Bay, Zakynthos.

The press release by ARCHELON, WWF and Medasset in regards to our sea turtles, Caretta Caretta, within the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, caused a lot of questions. Even more, those demanding  answers. Most of the messages were of disappointment that our National Marine Park has come to this. Video …

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Press releases in regards to the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, on turtle harassment, Lagana bay.

Laganas Bay 6/08/2019

ARCHELON asking “What is happening in Lagana bay with the sea turtles?” Press release today, in regards to the National Marine Park of Zakynthos by ARCHELON, WWF and medasset. In a previous press release made by ARCHELON, which has recently published a video showing the harassment our vulnerable sea species …

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ARCHELON active in Kalamaki

ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, is to hold a “kids day” event at Kalamaki beach. In the continuation of ARCHELON’s education programme, they will be holding two events arranged especially for children.  Starting tomorrow, Sunday, 4th August, 2019 at Kalamaki. The meeting point will be on the …

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