This beach at Gerakas has just been visited by our famous Caretta Caretta. A nest was discovered by the monitoring team of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. It is the first for Gerakas but not the first for Zakynthos. Just a few days ago the first nest was discovered …Read More »
Dated May, 9th and whilst out at Lagana Bay, Panagiotis Velianitis came across some of our first visitors for the season. The famous loggerhead sea turtle known as Caretta Caretta has returned However, the National Marine Park of Zakynthos noticed that turtles have appeared since last month. Due to most …Read More »
ARCHELON sends report to European Commission in regards to violations within The Marine Park of Zakynthos during 2019.
A recent annual report released by ARCHELON in regards to Zakynthos and her National Marine Park is not impressive. Many violations recorded by the Sea Turtle Protection Society are definitely a cause for alarm. The report itself has been submitted to the European Commission, the Standing Committee of Bern Convention …Read More »
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 …Read More »
The National Marine Park of Zakynthos wants to record the Lionfish population of Zakynthos in order to implement necessary measures to control the species population. This is where both residents and visitors to the island can help; especially divers. The information needs to be as accurate as possible, so the …Read More »
In co operation with the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos and the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, iSea will be in Zakynthos for 3 days. who are iSea ? iSea is an Environmental Organisation founded in 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Their goal is to preserve the aquatic habitats, including the fauna …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Press releases in regards to the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, on turtle harassment, Lagana bay.
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 …Read More »
As the mating season is slowly coming to an end for the endangered species known on Zakynthos as, “Caretta Cαretta” or as we would know, the loggerhead sea turtle, the first signs of turtle nests have appeared, the first one a few days ago on Gerakas beach and now the …Read More »
It is necessary to collect and remove the rubbish from the beaches, to help the sea turtle, Caretta-caretta, lay her eggs and the successful hatching of them. The management authority of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, in collaboration with ‘ARCHELON’, WWF Hellas and the Environmental School of the Ionian …Read More »