Archelon, The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece

Archelon, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, has been active in protecting sea turtles and their habitats since 1983. It is also helping to articulate a global strategy for the protection of sea turtles, many of which nest on tourist beaches and near areas that are negatively affected by mass tourism. Thankfully, the Society has been very active in high-tourist areas such as Zakynthos, Crete and the Peloponnese (specifically Kyparissia and Lakonikos-Koroni). Archelon has gathered under its banner more than 500 volunteers from different corners of the globe to protect nesting beaches and further the causes of its Rescue Center. The Society tags hundreds of turtles to monitor their welfare, looks after 2500 nests and directly contacts 100,000 tourists to raise awareness through its different initiatives. We highly commend any tourism business that collaborates with Archelon.

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