The Mavrovouni Blog
As a volunteer who stayed on the project for a month, I was present to witness a whole new group of volunteers arrive at camp Saturday. I met the twelve new volunteers who were all girls; we chit-chatted about our countries, and love of waking up at the crack of dawn....
Keep walking, digging, building and hoping Day 1 (30 Jun) – am I insane? – departed from Hong Kong airport at 01.25 (HK time) under typhoon no.8, arrived at Meltemi Camp (Gthyio, Greece) at 23.20 (Athens time), waited at a bus stop for 4 hrs in between (because I...
The first month in a few short paragraphs including the fruitful (finally!) return of the infamous turtle named Stumpy!
I arrived at the Archelon Turtle Conservation project after a long but panoramic bus ride to Gythio. The camp was set-up like an outdoor house, and I was happy to see the hammocks and chairs hanging from various trees. I met the other volunteers; some were from...
Press release A very special nest in the Laconic Gulf area thanks to ARCHELON – 02/07/2012 After a constant presence of almost 30 years, it’s well known to most people that the programs of ARCHELON (The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece) and its...
I had been looking forward to joining the Turtle conservation program at Mavrovouni beach for many months but the past two weeks have still surpassed all of my expectations. It has been both an enjoyable and eye-opening experience.During the first weekend in June, we...
A PIPPED HATCHLING FROM LAST YEARS EXCAVATIONS Hey there! Its seems like ages since we updated the blog (slow slow slow internet and busy busy busy days being the main culprits) so here goes with some of the recent news.The hatchlings have arrived at last! The poor...
Neil and Local volunteer Kanellos with Omiros Sea turtles are some of the most endangered creatures on the planet. NG KIDS caught up with ‘Turtle Man’, Neil Davis, who works for ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, in Lakonikos, Greece… NG...
We a roja, you a roja… Jose celebrates Spanish victory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN9Ll4xsEIY Week 5 in Lakonikos Bay and much has happened! Our crew now includes two families: one is from Sweden, the other from Alabama. Five new volunteers have also...
YIA SAS Hey, here from GVI Greece Turtles, haven’t reported back to you guys watching this space for ages it seems and so much has happened!!!!! Firstly we have the newly built and very wonky kiosk, but it looks pretty in blue with turtle artwork; courtesy of a...
Charlottes Web 21st June 2010 Relocating a nest on morning survey Another report coming back from the camp in Greece, everyone’s settling in well here and getting back to work after enjoying a well deserved day off over the weekend as well as a group Sangria/pizza...
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